News & Events

Unmask My City—Stop the Polluting Port Video

05 November 2019
Jonny Vasic, executive director of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE) put together a good video about the problems with the Inland Port.  

Re-Bisoning the West at Ogden Nature Center

30 October 2019
Re-Bisoning the West at Ogden Nature Center Millions of majestic bison once roamed territory stretching from Alaska to Mexico. This awe-inspiring species, designated the National Mammal of the United States in 2016, has come close to extinction—and great effort is needed to preserve it for future generations. Award-winning journalist Kurt Repanshek…

Pelicans On Parade Event for Kids of All Ages

03 October 2019
PELICANS ON PARADE Wondering what makes pelicans tick? … Why love a pelican?... Please join Rosalie Winard alongside Jaimi Butler & students from Westminster College’s Great Salt Lake Institute at the Performance Art Festival in Grandma’s Attic at the Main City Library in Salt Lake City. The Attic will be…

Rally to Stop the Polluting Port

17 September 2019
Dear FRIENDS,Here's a message from Stop the Polluting Port coalition: No one knows the full impact the proposed polluting port may have on our health. Will you rally with us on Wednesday, September 18 at the Utah State Capitol? TIME: 10:15 AM. We’re asking Utah’s legislative leaders to fund a Health Impact Assessment on…

Executive Director's Letter to SLC Council re: Inland Port Tax Benefit

21 August 2019
August 19, 2019 Dear Council Members: Friends of Great Salt Lake (Friends) urges you vote against the resolution extending a $28 million property tax increment reimbursement to NWQ, LLC.  As you no doubt are aware, Friends works to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public…

A landfill on the tip of the Promontory cape on the Great Salt Lake is on the verge of opening for business

19 August 2019
By Leia Larsen | Special to The Tribune A controversial landfill located at the rocky southern tip of the Promontory Point cape jutting into the Great Salt Lake has secured the final permit needed to open for business. Now all it needs is its first customer. Weber County might just…

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  • While photographing at The Great Salt Lake, I learned that it is a vastly different experience than other bodies of water. It is other-worldy, eerie, and beautiful at the same time. It is calming, peaceful, and a very inspirational place to be. Some may call the experience spiritual. Others may call it freeing. I call it magical.

    My favorite quote is by Loren Eisley; “If there is magic in this world, it is contained in water.” I absolutely believe that The Great Salt Lake is a place of magic, and that is what I strive to showcase.

    -- Tylyn Cullison, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant