News & Events

Utah’s Fremont Island is sold to conservation buyer

13 November 2020
By Brian Maffly published November 12, 2020 A conservation buyer has acquired Fremont Island, the Great Salt Lake’s third-largest and only privately owned island, from would-be developers who envisioned a 12,000-unit subdivision on the 2,943-acre island in Weber County. The moves sets the stage for the sensitive island’s permanent protection. The…

Salty Science Series with Great Salt Lake Institute

10 November 2020
You are invited to the Salty Science Series with Great Salt Lake Institute! Are you expecting a typical story about lake ecology? You may be disappointed as there is nothing typical about Great Salt Lake nor this time in Earth’s history. In a new book, lake experts partnered to reframe…

Promontory Point landfill again seeks permit to take out-of-state waste

09 November 2020
By Leia Larsen A landfill facility on the tip of Promontory Point, and only a few hundred yards from the Great Salt Lake, has indicated it will again apply for a Class V permit that will allow it to receive waste from other states. The Promontory Point Resources, or PPR,…

Can conserving water save the Great Salt Lake?

04 November 2020
by Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Nov 1, 2020, 6:00pm MST SALT LAKE CITY — The Dead Sea, bordering the West Bank, Israel and Jordan, is drying up at a rapid rate, leading to the formation of more than 5,000 sinkholes that are swallowing roads and other infrastructure. Utah’s Great Salt Lake is…

Pack It Out Utah - Utah's First Statewide Trails & Waterways Cleanup

22 October 2020
Join us for Utah's first statewide trails and waterways cleanup! Utah’s public lands experienced a surge of outdoor recreation this year. While more people enjoying the great outdoors is inspiring, unfortunately, it has led to an increase in garbage ending up on trails, parks, neighborhoods, and eventually, in our waterways.…

Great Eared Grebe Regatta Winners!

19 October 2020
Congratulations to all the grebes who participated in our first ever Great Eared Grebe Regatta! Nearly 500 grebes raced toward the finish line on beautiful Silver Sands Beach at Great Salt Lake Marina State Park last Thursday. We're happy to announce the winners:  Grebe 124 (1st Place), Scott Dwire; Grebe…
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Why We Care

  • We live along the Great Salt Lake, one of the most extraordinary natural features in North America. I do not believe we, as a community, have honored its rarity. Our lack of intimacy toward this inland sea is not out of neglect, but of ignorance. We do not know the nature of this vast body of water that sparkles and sings. If we did, the shores of the Great Salt Lake would look different.

    Terry Tempest Williams, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board