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Request for Proposals - Technical Advisor position - US Magnesium

02 April 2015
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is requesting Statements of Qualifications and Proposals from individuals and firms to act as the FoGSL’s technical expert in monitoring and interpreting site specific information related to the cleanup of the US Magnesium Superfund Site near Rowley, Utah in Tooele County. FoGSL RFP for Technical…

The 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize

01 April 2015
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize! FRIENDS looks forward to another year of celebrating the relationship between local artists and one of Utah’s most precious natural resources. Through artistic expressions, we enhance our capacity to build awareness about Great Salt Lake…

Employment Opportunity

12 March 2015
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…

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

23 February 2015
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 14-18, 2015 Farmington, Utah The 2015 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival promises another fantastic program of field trips, workshops, and family events. And the icing on the cake for our 17th annual Festival is Keynote Speaker David Allen Sibley. Festival attendees have several incredible opportunities to…

UPRR Causeway 401 Water Quality Certification Project Update

02 February 2015
On January 7, 2015, DWQ received the antidegradation (ADR) and a revised Comprehensive Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (CMMP) from UPRR.  DWQ intends to request public comments through the Public Notice process from January 21, 2015, through February 20, 2015, on the Cert.  DWQ may alter the Cert decision-to-issue or conditions…

Great Salt Lake at near-record low level

02 February 2015
A very informative article with lots of great contributors, including our Executive Director Lynn de Freitas.   Click here for the full Salt Lake Tribune article.
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Why We Care

  • We suggest that Great Salt Lake is a phenomenal asset to the state of Utah. Its mineral resources have been appreciated for almost 150 years. Brine shrimp are now appreciated because they are economically valuable. To only a very limited extent is the lake appreciated for tourism, for culture, for earth systems history and for education. 

    Scientific Review Committee, Comments to the Great Salt Lake Management Planning Team, 1999