News & Events

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Revoke Utah’s Authority Over Water Quality

11 May 2016
Several local environmental groups, inlcuding FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, Utah Airboat Association, Bridgerland Audubon, Great Salt Lake Audubon, Utah Audubon Council, South Shore Wetlands, Wildlife Management, Inc., Utah Rivers Council, and the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, have filed a petition to the EPA to revoke Utah's delegated…

Registration for the 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum is now OPEN!!

30 March 2016
2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum: Great Salt Lake in the Big Picture May 11-13, 2016 University of Utah Officers Club http://www.fogsl.org/2016forum

Utah State Correctional Facility Update

29 March 2016
The Utah Department of Administrative Services has a new website for The New Utah State Correctional Facility: http://newutahstatecorrectionalfacility.com/. The first page of this website shows the three sites that are being considered within the Northwest Quadrant. The Central site is new. Below the map is information on the progress being made regarding review of each site. The…

Now accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Alfred Lambourne Prize

02 March 2016
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake announes the 3rd annual Alfred Lambourne Prize for Visual Art, Literary Art, Sound and Movement in celebration of Great Salt Lake. Entries must be recieved by May 15th 2016 Click here to submit your work! Click here for complete details about the contest and exhibit!…

Impacts of Water Development on Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front

25 February 2016
The waters of the Great Salt Lake have shrunk by 48 percent and its levels diminished by 11 feet since pioneers first arrived in 1847. A white paper exploring the impacts of water development on the Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Front was released late Wednesday, providing a cautionary message…

2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum Update

16 February 2016
The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum will be held on May 11th -13th and we are working on finalizing the details for this Great Salt Lake celebration. The purpose of the forum is to convene a conversation about the complexities of the science, current issues affecting the Lake, and…
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Why We Care

  • Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.

    Clinton Whiting, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant

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