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Landfill near Great Salt Lake is underwater financially

11 May 2020
By Leia Larsen A controversial but still-empty landfill on the tip of Great Salt Lake’s Promontory Peninsula appears to be drowning in financial trouble. Last month, Box Elder County received notice that Promontory Point Resources had failed to make a March 25 payment on its $16.3 million bond. The Salt Lake…

Salt Lake City Flag Design Submissions Now Open!

07 May 2020
Calling all Artists and Creatives! Salt Lake City is accepting submissions for a new Salt Lake City flag design (and offering a cash prize)! If you ask us, it's high time that our beautiful city's namesake, Great Salt Lake, be incorporated into the design! Submissions will be accepted through June…

Self-Guided Lakeside Learning Field Trips Now Available

14 April 2020
Our Education team has created self-guided adaptations of our Lakeside Learning Field Trips for Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake State Park in order to provide students in those counties with the closest possible experience to our program, while still following social distancing guidelines. If you live in…

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…

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