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 whole environment of Great Salt Lake is a place of wonder. Life abounds in water, on islands, and about the marshland edges where migratory birds find refuge during long flights north and south. It is also a source of income for companies around its rim (unfortunately). Challenges for the Lake today are balancing acts. We must continue to foster the generous gifts the Lake provides for wildlife, community, and visitors as well as make peace with the human intrusions that threaten not only the Lake’s beauty, but also its very existence as the bountiful center of a thriving community along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

    Maurine Haltiner, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant