News & Events

Receding Shorelines

25 August 2014
Water records are at all time low, reports The Deseret News.

International Coastal Cleanup

14 August 2014
Trash on our shorelines is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Great Salt Lake is the closest thing we have to an ocean, so lets help clean it up! Join the worlds largest volunteer effort for our oceans, waterways and lakes by…

Drought is Shrinking the Great Salt Lake

14 August 2014
A report from KUER FM 90.1. Click here to read...

An Invasive Grass is Choking Utah Wetlands

14 August 2014
Phragmites are not friends to Utah's wetlands. 

20th Anniversary Gala

13 August 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014!  Buy Tickets Celebrating 20 Years of Protecting the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem! Join us on Thursday, October 23rd from 6-9 p.m. at the Rico's Warehouse. 545 West 700 South, Salt Lake City. Since 1994, FRIENDS has been working to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake…

Great Salt Lake Resolution Passes Legislature!

18 March 2014
Click here to read the resolution. Many thanks to those who worked hard to recognize the Lake formally!

Why We Care

  • The lake is elemental. It seems to arise from creation itself, the embodiment of Aristotle's classical concept of matter and the universe: earth, air, fire, and water. Seen in this ethereal light -- the gloom of dusk lit by fiery sunlight, alien and snow-covered, leaking water and struggling to exist -- it connects to secret and ancient things. Aristotle's insight may have come to him in a dream, and the dream surely looked like this.

    Thomas Horton, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant