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SLTrib: As Utah dries up, lawmakers look for smarter ways to transfer, use — and not use — water

29 January 2019
By Brian Maffly Will Utah have sufficient water in an era of declining stream flows to support a population expected to double, strong agriculture, recreation economies and a healthy environment? While that sounds like having your Diet Coke and drinking it, too, water policy honchos believe Utah can meet its…

HawkWatch Introduces Chrys, New Raptor Ambassador

28 January 2019
Please join HawkWatch International for an opportunity to meet and learn about our newest Raptor Ambassador. February 5, 20196 - 8 p.m.HawkWatch International2240 South 900 EastSalt Lake City, UT Chrys is an adult male Golden Eagle and comes to HawkWatch International after being hit by a car, the most common…

Community Forum on the Inland Port Feb. 2

16 January 2019
Join us for a FREE community meeting. February 2 9 AM - 1:30 PM The Zion Building at the Utah State Fair Park (155 North 1000 West), Salt Lake City You're invited to a free community forum that will examine the ecological and community impacts of the proposed Utah inland…

Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Applications Now Open

16 January 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake established the Doyle W. Stephens scholarship to celebrate Stephens' remarkable scientific contributions toward understanding the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem. This scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and its ecosystem. For 2019,…

Legacy Parkway Truck Ban Public Meeting Jan. 16

07 January 2019
On Wednesday, January 16th 7 - 8:30 pm, join FRIENDS and a broad embrace of communities at Foxboro Elementary School (587 Foxboro Drive North Salt Lake) to find out more about what you can do to keep trucks from being allowed on the Legacy Parkway. A panel will be moderated…

Employment Opportunity: Education Coordinator

03 January 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Seeking Education & Coordinator    
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Why We Care

  • Great Salt Lake, the second most hypersaline Inland Sea in the world, has a fate of becoming even more salty with permanent loss of a large portion of its Bear River fresh water life supply.

    Precious fresh water diverted to support more of the same, the endless expansion of the human race, big box stores, and shopping centers duplicated around the country ruining any future adventure of small town exploration and road trips.

    Everything is becoming the same. Everyone is looking the same. Everyone does the same things. Great Salt Lake is unique and the planet is loosing it as its life blood is stolen from its soft salty shores, waves gently breaking further and further out, leaving vast arrays of dry barren mudflats waiting for phragmites to invade.

    Utah does not own Great Salt Lake. Great Salt Lake is owned by the world.

    Karri Smith, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant

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