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Box Elder County deal to use Allos' landfill draws fire from environmental group

12 March 2020
By TIM VANDENACK Standard-Examiner A contract giving Box Elder County authority to use the Allos Environmental landfill abutting the Great Salt Lake is drawing fire from the environmental group that has long lobbied against the facility. Box Elder County commissioners approved a contract with Allos last December giving the county authority…

Legislative Action Alert SB250

09 March 2020
The undersigned organizations oppose SB 250 Needs Assessment Amendments (Sen. Anderegg) and urge you to vote against this bill. This bill appears to be written for the Promontory Point Resources (PPR) solid waste landfill and is intended to work around the needs assessment requirement currently in state law that PPR…

More money sought for ailing Utah Lake, drying Great Salt Lake

19 February 2020
What will help these struggling lakes? By Amy Joi O'Donoghue@Amyjoi16  Feb 17, 2020, 5:45pm MST SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of funding requests before a Utah legislative subcommittee aim to boost coordination and research efforts when it comes to the health of Utah Lake and the Great Salt Lake. Efforts to…

Support Great Salt Lake Coordinator Position

18 February 2020
February 17, 2020 Dear Senators and Representatives We, the undersigned organizations, support the Request for Appropriation of $110,000 in ongoing funds from the Sovereign Lands Account for a Great Salt Lake Coordinator within the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (the Division). The Great Salt Lake is an iconic…

SB26–Water Banking Amendments, Supplemental Material

06 February 2020
Senate Bill 26 Water Banking Amendments. FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake supports SB26, Water Banking Amendments (Chief Sponsor, Sen. Iwamoto; House Sponsor, Rep, Hawkes). This bill will establish the framework for both statutory and contract water banking, which will help usher Utah water policy into the 21st century, including opportunities to…
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Why We Care

  • Several years ago I was enchanted by Alfred Lambourne’s romanticized paintings of the Great Salt Lake, so began my own quest to explore its islands and capture what I saw in quick, plein air, oil sketches.

    I made many day-trips to Black Rock and spent a significant amount of time camping on Stansbury and Antelope Islands, climbing their trails and swimming in their bays. My paintings became my diary as I observed the changing light and shadow on the rocks and water. The brine flies and gnats often hovered over my shoulder anxious to immortalize themselves in the sticky colorful oil paint.

    Kirk Henrichsen, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant