News & Events

Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit May 28 through June 11, 2019 The City Library

10 April 2019
Join our FRIENDS at Great Salt Lake Audubon as they host the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards exhibit this May 28-June 11, 2019 at The City Library. More than 8,000 photos were entered into the National Audubon 9th annual contest. Come to see the 12 exceptional winning photographs that evoke the…

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…
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Why We Care

  • Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.

    Clinton Whiting, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant