News & Events

2015 Fall Fundraiser Video, Protection Through Partnerships

26 October 2015
At this year's Fall Fundraiser we celebrated our partnership with the Great Salt Lake Marina. This video highlights the South Shore's diverse community and its significant economic contributions. Thank you to Natalie Avery and everyone else who helped produce this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhymmQ6eDKs    

2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize Awarded to Max Rosenzweig

22 September 2015
On September 18th, 2015 FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake awarded the 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize to Max Rosenzweig for his work entitled, Ephemeral Nonsites of the Great Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville Max describes his piece as: "This series of images incorporates integrated diagrammatic and cartographic representations of space…

What does a Win-Win-Win for improving air quality in Utah look like?

10 September 2015
In our continuing pursuit to improve Utah’s air quality, improve public participation in greater oversight of major air pollution sources, and protect public health and the environment, a settlement between the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) and Western Resource Advocates representing Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and FRIENDS…

How are low Lake levels impacting phalaropes? This great video from High Country News explains.

27 August 2015
Wild Science: Migratory birds on the Great Salt Lake Scientists explore how phalaropes respond to less water and increased salinity.   http://www.hcn.org/articles/wild-science-phalaropes-at-the-great-salt-lake-video

Great Salt Lake Tech Team Hosts Iranian Scientists from Urmia Lake

13 July 2015
Great Salt Lake and Urmia Lake are very similar saline systems, except for one big difference, we still have a chance to save our Inland Sea. You can watch the KSL covereage here : http://www.ksl.com/?sid=35476673&nid=148&title=great-salt-lakes-iranian-twin-is-drying-up&fm=home_page&s_cid=topstory

Controversial Utah water audit just released, findings causing concern

06 May 2015
Officials have just released a controversial audit of the Utah Division of Water Resources. Government officials said legislators from both sides called for the audit after claims the division opposed water conservation for fears it could reduce water revenues for water sellers. Critics also accuse the division of inflating future…
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Why We Care

  • We should bill the lake for what it is—a place of grandeur and solitude, which nourishes our thoughts and heightens our sensitivity to nature. Seen in that light, the brine flies become a fascinating curiosity more than an annoyance. The Great Salt Lake offers a wilderness experience, not a beach party, and no amount of promotion and development will change that.

    Dean L. May, Images of the Great Salt Lake

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