Volunteer

Current Volunteer Opportunities 

• International Coastal Cleanup 

Join us and this year's sponsor, Autoliv, for the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup of Great Salt Lake. Volunteers can sign up here or email Holly Simonsen at snowyegret@fogsl.org or Patricia Edgington at patricia.edgington@autoliv.com. Volunteers will meet for check-in at Great Salt Lake Marina State Park on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 AM. We will then collect trash and debris from the sensitive ecosystem around Lee Creek. Garbage will be weighed before being placed in dumpsters, and the weight totals will be counted and send to the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup tally.

Please carpool. There are a limited number of parking stalls available at Great Salt Lake Marina State Park and parking along the frontage road can be dangerous. Please bring work gloves, if you have them. We will have a limited number of gloves, but we will provide trash pokers and heavy duty bags. Stay hydrated! Potable water and restrooms are available at Great Salt Lake Marina State Park. It's a good idea to bring your own water bottle. 

Please read, sign, and bring with you (or email) the attached waiver. Volunteering in this capacity comes with inherent risks.

We can't wait to see you there. 

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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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