News & Events

Legacy Parkway’s Truck Ban and Low Speed Limit Will Disappear Without Action by the Utah Legislature

12 December 2018
By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune Legacy Parkway in Davis County is a different sort of freeway. It bans trucks. The speed limit is just 55 mph. Its mere two lanes in each direction have rubberized pavement to dampen sound — all designed to help adjacent wetlands and wildlife. But…

Public Meeting Re: U.S. Magnesium Superfund Site Updates

20 November 2018
Join us December 3rd from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium at Westminster College to hear updates from our Techinical Advisory Group.

At Its End, Utahns Worry About Bear River's Future

06 November 2018
The Bear: Life and Death of a Western River Chapter IV — Dissolution by Leia Larsen, Standard Examiner The Bear is the longest North American river that doesn't end in the sea. Its mouth is at the Great Salt Lake, America's Dead Sea, the bottom of a terminal basin. But…

Utah’s Farmington Bay: Mecca for Birds and the Birders Who Love Them

01 November 2018
By Emma Penrod, Sierra Magazine It’s early autumn and the reeds surrounding me are mostly dead, but they still sound very much alive, filled with the rush of the breeze, creaking insects, and the shy songs of birds. My guide, long-time Utah birdwatcher and Audubon Council president John Bellmon, tells…

Fall Fundraiser Was A Briny Success

15 October 2018
Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and participants of FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake's Fall Fundraiser, "Protection Through Partnerships."  The evening was a briny success, featuring craft cocktails from Dented Brick Distillery, beer from RedRock Brewery, and dinner from Culinary Crafts. This year's featured partner, Chris Cline of U.S. Fish…

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake's International Coastal Cleanup

18 September 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake hosted the regional participation of The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. On Saturday, September 15, over 60 volunteers removed 2,444.4 lbs. of trash and debris from the shoreline of our inland sea. Thanks to generous sponsorships from Autoliv and BudgetDumpster, FRIENDS was able to expand…
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