News & Events

GSL Audubon's Fall Forum: Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the West

05 November 2019
Please join Great Salt Lake Audubon for their annual Fall Forum. This year they will present "Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the West", an informative and entertaining evening with several National Audubon experts!  What: Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the WestWhen:  Thursday, November 7th 2019, 6:00pm – 8:30pmWhere:  Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium at Westminster College…

Unmask My City—Stop the Polluting Port Video

05 November 2019
Jonny Vasic, executive director of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE) put together a good video about the problems with the Inland Port.  

Re-Bisoning the West at Ogden Nature Center

30 October 2019
Re-Bisoning the West at Ogden Nature Center Millions of majestic bison once roamed territory stretching from Alaska to Mexico. This awe-inspiring species, designated the National Mammal of the United States in 2016, has come close to extinction—and great effort is needed to preserve it for future generations. Award-winning journalist Kurt Repanshek…

Pelicans On Parade Event for Kids of All Ages

03 October 2019
PELICANS ON PARADE Wondering what makes pelicans tick? … Why love a pelican?... Please join Rosalie Winard alongside Jaimi Butler & students from Westminster College’s Great Salt Lake Institute at the Performance Art Festival in Grandma’s Attic at the Main City Library in Salt Lake City. The Attic will be…

Rally to Stop the Polluting Port

17 September 2019
Dear FRIENDS,Here's a message from Stop the Polluting Port coalition: No one knows the full impact the proposed polluting port may have on our health. Will you rally with us on Wednesday, September 18 at the Utah State Capitol? TIME: 10:15 AM. We’re asking Utah’s legislative leaders to fund a Health Impact Assessment on…

Executive Director's Letter to SLC Council re: Inland Port Tax Benefit

21 August 2019
August 19, 2019 Dear Council Members: Friends of Great Salt Lake (Friends) urges you vote against the resolution extending a $28 million property tax increment reimbursement to NWQ, LLC.  As you no doubt are aware, Friends works to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public…
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Why We Care

  • "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