News & Events

Controversial Utah water audit just released, findings causing concern

06 May 2015
Officials have just released a controversial audit of the Utah Division of Water Resources. Government officials said legislators from both sides called for the audit after claims the division opposed water conservation for fears it could reduce water revenues for water sellers. Critics also accuse the division of inflating future…

Utah Groups Forced to Sue Over Permitting More Air Pollution At HollyFrontier Refinery

27 April 2015
News Release                                        CONTACTS:Joro Walker, Senior Attorney/Utah Office Director, Western Resource Advocates801-487-9911, joro.walker@westernresources.orgTim Wagner, Executive Director, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment801-502-5450, twagneruphe@gmail.orgLynn de Freitas, Executive Director, Friends of Great Salt Lake801-582-1496, ldefreitas@earthlink.netJoan Clayburgh, Communications Director, Western Resource AdvocatesCell: 530-318-5370, joan.clayburgh@westernresources.org …

Great Salt Lake Technical Team Research Grant Request for Proposals

20 April 2015
  The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands requests proposals for research projects that will assist the Division in becoming better informed stewards of Great Salt Lake. It is the intent of the Division to gain a better understanding of the lake system which…

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…
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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