News & Events

Employment Opportunity - Environmental Education Assistant (AmeriCorps)

04 March 2019
We're hiring for our 2019 Environmental Education Assistant (AmeriCorps)! FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking a part-time Environmental Education Assistant to complete 450 hours of work (an average of 20 hours/week) during a 6-7 month time period (April through October, 2019). The Environmental Education Assistant will play a key…

Birds hit 280 planes at Salt Lake City’s airport last year. New federal rules seek a bigger bird-control zone.

27 February 2019
By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune   In November, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 carrying 223 passengers lifted off from Salt Lake City International Airport heading for Paris. But officials say six big tundra swans flew into it over the runway, crashing into its nose and engine covers. No…

Inland Port Public Engagement Meetings

19 February 2019
Envision Utah has been contracted to carry out "public engagement" for the Utah Inland Port.  The initial public open houses listed below are the first two scheduled.   Tuesday, February 19th | 6-8 p.m.State Fairgrounds – Zions Building155 N 1000 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116 Thursday, February 28th | 6-8 p.m.Franklin…

"Using remote cameras to validate estimates of nest fate in shorebirds" by Cavitt, Ellis, et al.

19 February 2019
A scientific paper, ""Using remote cameras to validate estimates of nest fate in shorebirds," by FRIEND, John Cavit, along with his student Kristen Ellis, and two other colleagues is one of three finalists for the best paper published in Ibis during 2018.  Click here to read the paper. Click here…

Employment Opportunity – Education Coordinator

14 February 2019
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…

SB 119 Legacy Parkway Truck Ban Extension

06 February 2019
Join FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and Save Legacy Parkway on Thursday, February 7 from 4:00-5:00 PM at Utah State Capitol East Senate Building Room 215 as we rally support to extend the Legacy Parkway Truck Ban. Community organizers suggest we wear yellow to visibly show our support of the…
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Why We Care

  • We should bill the lake for what it is—a place of grandeur and solitude, which nourishes our thoughts and heightens our sensitivity to nature. Seen in that light, the brine flies become a fascinating curiosity more than an annoyance. The Great Salt Lake offers a wilderness experience, not a beach party, and no amount of promotion and development will change that.

    Dean L. May, Images of the Great Salt Lake