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2017 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship - APPLY NOW

16 January 2017
Click here for the online application The deadline to apply is March 17, 2017   FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (FoGSL) is seeking applicants for the 2017 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research. This $1,000 scholarship…

New Year Update from Urmia Lake

06 January 2017
Dear Friends On behalf of Urmia Lake Restoration Program, I wish you and your dears a very happy new year. Hope you have a great time ahead. The following greetings card is the photo of Flamingos in Urmia Lake.   I would like to use this opportunity to update you…

Great Salt Lake Causeway Breach

07 December 2016
The new Great Salt Lake breach was opened on Dec. 1 by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. This created a new opening between the north and the south arm of the Lake, allowing water to flow between the two sides. We are still getting lots of pictures and videos of…

Terry Tempest Williams and the Refuge of Change

16 November 2016
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board Member, Terry Tempest Williams, revisits Great Salt Lake. It is hot. Alisha Anderson and I have just passed the Golden Spike National Historic Site on our way to the Spiral Jetty. Alisha is a former student of mine from the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program…

Conflicting Interests Target Declining Great Salt Lake

07 November 2016
SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - A steady drop in the Western Hemisphere's largest saltwater lake, drained by decades of water consumption, is affecting millions of migratory birds, and could bring major consequences for Utah tourism, industry and residents.     The Great Salt Lake, a remnant of the Glacial Age's Lake Bonneville, has…

2016 Alfred Lambourne Prize Winners and Photos

14 October 2016
2016 3rd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize Winners Click here to view photos from the event   Visual Arts Winner: Virginia Cattherall        Literary Arts Winner, Maurine Haltiner               Sound Winner, Jules Jimreivat & Syd Sattler     Movement Winner, Sarah Whiting &…
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Why We Care

  • Somewhere there should be a place for artists and tourists—if no one else is interested—to watch the gulls wheel into a flaming sunset and to ripple their hands in the smooth brine.

    George Dibble, "Deserted Site Remains Tourist Artist Mecca," Salt Lake Tribune, 1961

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