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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…

A landfill on the tip of the Promontory cape on the Great Salt Lake is on the verge of opening for business

19 August 2019
By Leia Larsen | Special to The Tribune A controversial landfill located at the rocky southern tip of the Promontory Point cape jutting into the Great Salt Lake has secured the final permit needed to open for business. Now all it needs is its first customer. Weber County might just…

URGENT: SLC/RDA mtg to approve tax increment that would start building of polluting port

19 August 2019
Hello friends – we were notified that the Salt Lake City Council, acting in their role as the Redevelopment Agency,  on Tuesday, August 20, at 2 pm, will be considering moving forward with the next steps in their development agreement with the Colmena Group by adopting a resolution committing up to $28…

Sign and Share our Petition to Stop the Promontory Landfill

22 July 2019
A new landfill is just one step away from dumping garbage near the shores of Great Salt Lake. Utah's Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (Division) approved a permit modification for groundwater monitoring wells on a controversial landfill site on Promontory Peninsula operated by Promontory Point Resources, LLC (PPR),…

SLC airport wants to hear from public as it develops a new master plan for next two decades

08 July 2019
The new $3.6 billion rebuild of Salt Lake City International Airport was envisioned 20 years ago in the airport’s current master plan. Now, the city wants to know what residents think the airport should look like 20 years from now. It is working on a new master plan to chart…

Commentary: Don’t let Utah become a national dumping ground

10 June 2019
By Lynn de Freitas, Special to the Salt Lake Tribune Imagine you’re a well-funded company from out of state and you purchase what you think will be a profitable multimillion-dollar business in Utah. You develop a business plan, invest lots of money and start construction. But as it turns out,…
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Why We Care

  • While photographing at The Great Salt Lake, I learned that it is a vastly different experience than other bodies of water. It is other-worldy, eerie, and beautiful at the same time. It is calming, peaceful, and a very inspirational place to be. Some may call the experience spiritual. Others may call it freeing. I call it magical.

    My favorite quote is by Loren Eisley; “If there is magic in this world, it is contained in water.” I absolutely believe that The Great Salt Lake is a place of magic, and that is what I strive to showcase.

    -- Tylyn Cullison, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant