"This was by far the most exciting and effective wave excursion I ever made this side of the Rocky Mountains; and when at its close I was heaved ashore among the sunny grasses and flowers, I found myself a new creature indeed, and went bounding along the beach with blood all aglow, reinforced by the best salts of the mountains, and ready for any race."
- John Muir describing a swim in Great Salt Lake
An exhibit of all visual submissions for the prize is on display through October 9, 2014 at Alderwood Fine Art. 641 East South Temple. Fox 13 reported on the art inspired by the Great Salt Lake.
To recognize and celebrate local creativity - visual arts, writing, sound, and dance - inspired by our inland sea, FRIENDS established The Alfred Lambourne Prize.
Weber State University Zoology Professor John Cavitt and three of his students are doing ground breaking work on the migration of American Avocets. One of the birds they are tracking has already left GSL... click here to find out where they are headed!
Thank you for supporting FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake during our 2018 Fall Fundraiser, "Protection Through Partnerships," featuring the US Fish and Wildlife Service – Utah Field Office
Guests gathered at The Garden Place at This Is The Place Heritage Park on Thursday, October 11 from 6:00-9:00 PM. The evening began with craft cocktails from Dented Brick Distillery followed by a dinner buffet from Culinary Crafts. A silent auction of local goods and nature experiences followed.
Thank you to our generous 2018 Sponsors.
Trash on our shorelines is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Great Salt Lake is the closest thing we have to an ocean, so lets help clean it up!
Join the worlds largest volunteer effort for our oceans, waterways and lakes by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup.
On Saturday, September 20 2014, FRIENDS will be partnering with the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, The Living Planet Aquarium, Compass Minerals International, Great Salt Lake Institute and The Nature Conservancy to clean up the Great Salt Lake shoreline at Black Rock Beach and Lee Creek. We’re looking for volunteers to help.
We’ll meet at 9 am at the Great Salt Lake Marina at the south shore of the Lake and work until noon. The trash we collect will be weighed and hauled away by trucks, and our collective effort will be counted along with other countries and communities as a part of the International Coastal Cleanup effort.
Bring gloves, shovels and trash bags. Tell your friends and neighbors about this important effort and bring them along.
September 20 2014
Meet at Great Salt Lake Marina
Spread the word to all those Lake lovers out there.
Anyone is welcome to join us. Looking for community service or volunteer hours? Come out and make a difference with some great people. If you would like to join us please visit our Facebook event page to RSVP and stay up to date on information as the date gets closer!
Want to get involved? Contact Kristin Smith firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about this event.
Thanks to our sponsors and partners for ensuring that this years cleanup will be the biggest yet!