Celebrating 20 Years Protecting Great Salt Lake

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Video produced by Natalie Avery

 

Reflections on our 20th Anniversary!

What a great year it has been...

From our “Call to Binoculars” in 1994 to our “Call for a Conservation Pool for the Lake” in 2010, we’ve definitely made a difference.

We’ve made tremendous strides forward in building awareness and appreciation of the Lake. We’ve created valuable tools and shaped important policies to address water quality protection. And we’re even getting a better handle on the “balancing act” of resource development while maintaining the ecological integrity of the system.

FRIENDS is particularly proud of the programs that we have developed in support of these efforts-

More than 19,000 - 4th grade students experienced the ooids and brine of Great Salt Lake through our Lakeside Learning Field Trips that began 14 years ago.

Last May our 10th Biennial Great Salt Lake Issues Forum continued to promote opportunities to explore the complexities involved in research, management and planning for the Lake.

The 12th Doyle Stephens Scholarship was awarded in 2014 to support research on Great Salt Lake systems by students at the university level.

And in September 2014 , the First Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize was awarded to celebrate creative expression within our community inspired by our Inland sea.

But we can do more. And we will.

-FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake

 

 

Click here to see the photo's from our 20th Anniversary Gala held at the Rico Warehouse.

 

A huge thank you to all our sponsors and silent auction donors, click here to see the full list of supporters!

 

 

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Why We Care

  • It is a desert of water in a desert of salt and mud and rock, one of the most desolate and desolately beautiful of regions. Its sunsets, seen across water that reflects like polished metal, are incredible. Its colors are of a staring, chemical purity. The senses are rubbed raw by its moonlike horizons, its mirages, its parching air, its moody and changeful atmosphere.

    Wallace Stegner, "Dead Heart of the West" in American Places, 1981