News & Events

Mineral extraction water withdrawals on Great Salt Lake

13 January 2015
Using lake water for mineral extraction is just one of the threats Great Salt Lake faces year after year.   This report by Dr. Johnnie Moore details impacts from mineral extraction water withdrawals on the Lake when elevations are low.   To read the full report, Preliminary Assessment of the…

A Measure of Salt: Contemporary Artists Engaging Great Salt Lake

02 January 2015
A Measure of Salt: Contemporary Artists Engaging Great Salt Lake is a group exhibition of twenty artists from Salt Lake City, New York City, and Los Angeles, each of who finds artistic inspiration in the salt of Utah’s inland sea. The lake, no matter where one lives in the state…

20 Years Protecting Great Salt Lake

13 November 2014
Maybe you have heard already but FRIENDS turned 20 this year! In celebration of 20 years protecting our Inland Sea we are adding a new page to the site. A page for reflection and celebration of the work we have done, and the work we will continue to do. Click…

Title V Complaint

04 November 2014
The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and Friends of Great Salt Lake sue for Utah to take action on refinery pollution permit.  

UDOT Considers an Alternative

11 October 2014
The Salt Lake Tribune reports there is hope in sight for an alternative to the West Davis corridor freeway.

Still Time To See The Alfred Lambourne Prize/Exhibit

06 October 2014
An exhibit of all visual submissions for the prize is on display through October 9, 2014 at Alderwood Fine Art. 641 East South Temple. Fox 13 reported on the art inspired by the Great Salt Lake. To recognize and celebrate local creativity - visual arts, writing, sound, and dance - inspired…
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Why We Care

  • Somewhere there should be a place for artists and tourists—if no one else is interested—to watch the gulls wheel into a flaming sunset and to ripple their hands in the smooth brine.

    George Dibble, "Deserted Site Remains Tourist Artist Mecca," Salt Lake Tribune, 1961