News & Events

What's Next? Designing Legacy Parkway's Future

13 March 2019
If you are a resident, trail user, auto-commuter, birder or other concerned citizen, please join us for an evening of discussion and idea-generation focused on protecting our beloved Legacy Parkway. Despite significant effort put forth by Rep. Ballard, Sen. Weiler, co-sponsors, supporting municipalities, and organizational allies, HB 339 and SB…

Science & Society Brown Bag Series with Executive Director, Lynn de Freitas

12 March 2019
Please join us on Friday, March 15th from 12:30-1:20 at Weber State University's Lindquist Hall LH Room 280 for the Great Salt Lake Science & Society Brown Bag Seminar Series, featuring Executive Director, Lynn de Freitas, who will speak on "The Great Salt Lake Geopolitical Landscape."  Click here for more…

The Class V Provisions in the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act Should Not Be Deleted

06 March 2019
  The Class V Provisions in the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act Should Not Be Deleted For the Following Reasons:    The Legislature required higher standards for Class V for good reason.        The law has been in place over three decades to prevent Utah from becoming the…

Employment Opportunity - Environmental Education Assistant (AmeriCorps)

04 March 2019
We're hiring for our 2019 Environmental Education Assistant (AmeriCorps)! FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking a part-time Environmental Education Assistant to complete 450 hours of work (an average of 20 hours/week) during a 6-7 month time period (April through October, 2019). The Environmental Education Assistant will play a key…

Birds hit 280 planes at Salt Lake City’s airport last year. New federal rules seek a bigger bird-control zone.

27 February 2019
By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune   In November, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 carrying 223 passengers lifted off from Salt Lake City International Airport heading for Paris. But officials say six big tundra swans flew into it over the runway, crashing into its nose and engine covers. No…

Inland Port Public Engagement Meetings

19 February 2019
Envision Utah has been contracted to carry out "public engagement" for the Utah Inland Port.  The initial public open houses listed below are the first two scheduled.   Tuesday, February 19th | 6-8 p.m.State Fairgrounds – Zions Building155 N 1000 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116 Thursday, February 28th | 6-8 p.m.Franklin…
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Why We Care

  • Great Salt Lake is a unique place in the Western Hemisphere because large concentrations of birds visit there… The disappearance of Great Salt Lake wetlands could mean the disappearance of whole species of birds.

    Gonzalo Castro, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network