News & Events

"Using remote cameras to validate estimates of nest fate in shorebirds" by Cavitt, Ellis, et al.

19 February 2019
A scientific paper, ""Using remote cameras to validate estimates of nest fate in shorebirds," by FRIEND, John Cavit, along with his student Kristen Ellis, and two other colleagues is one of three finalists for the best paper published in Ibis during 2018.  Click here to read the paper. Click here…

Employment Opportunity – Education Coordinator

14 February 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking to hire an Environmental Education Coordinator.  Title: Environmental Education Coordinator Location: Salt Lake City, UT Status: Part-time, Year round Compensation: $10-$12 hourly FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (FRIENDS) was founded in 1994. The mission of FRIENDS is to preserve and protect Great Salt…

SB 119 Legacy Parkway Truck Ban Extension

06 February 2019
Join FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and Save Legacy Parkway on Thursday, February 7 from 4:00-5:00 PM at Utah State Capitol East Senate Building Room 215 as we rally support to extend the Legacy Parkway Truck Ban. Community organizers suggest we wear yellow to visibly show our support of the…

SLTrib: As Utah dries up, lawmakers look for smarter ways to transfer, use — and not use — water

29 January 2019
By Brian Maffly Will Utah have sufficient water in an era of declining stream flows to support a population expected to double, strong agriculture, recreation economies and a healthy environment? While that sounds like having your Diet Coke and drinking it, too, water policy honchos believe Utah can meet its…

HawkWatch Introduces Chrys, New Raptor Ambassador

28 January 2019
Please join HawkWatch International for an opportunity to meet and learn about our newest Raptor Ambassador. February 5, 20196 - 8 p.m.HawkWatch International2240 South 900 EastSalt Lake City, UT Chrys is an adult male Golden Eagle and comes to HawkWatch International after being hit by a car, the most common…

Community Forum on the Inland Port Feb. 2

16 January 2019
Join us for a FREE community meeting. February 2 9 AM - 1:30 PM The Zion Building at the Utah State Fair Park (155 North 1000 West), Salt Lake City You're invited to a free community forum that will examine the ecological and community impacts of the proposed Utah inland…
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  • "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