Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:00

Title V Complaint

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and Friends of Great Salt Lake sue for Utah to take action on refinery pollution permit.

 

Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:00

UDOT Considers an Alternative

The Salt Lake Tribune reports there is hope in sight for an alternative to the West Davis corridor freeway.

"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. 

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

The American Avocet Migration Project

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!

Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00

Cleaning Up the Great Salt Lake

Fox 13 news reports 1,800 pounds of trash were removed at Great Salt Lake during the Internationa Coastal Clean Up.

 

Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

A Fight for the Great Salt Lake

A news clip reporting on water officials and a nonprofit group that are squaring off about a proposal which could have a real impact on the Great Salt Lake.

Thank you to our generous 2018 silent auction donors! 

 

 

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. 

 

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Why We Care

  • The whole environment of Great Salt Lake is a place of wonder. Life abounds in water, on islands, and about the marshland edges where migratory birds find refuge during long flights north and south. It is also a source of income for companies around its rim (unfortunately). Challenges for the Lake today are balancing acts. We must continue to foster the generous gifts the Lake provides for wildlife, community, and visitors as well as make peace with the human intrusions that threaten not only the Lake’s beauty, but also its very existence as the bountiful center of a thriving community along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

    Maurine Haltiner, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant