News & Events

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…

Survey: Regional Water Efficiency

12 September 2018
The Utah Division of Water Resources is engaged in a study to determine water efficiency potential by region. The result of this study will be new  regional and statewide water efficiency goals. Your, and your community's, input is an important part of this process. Please fill out the following survey…

Utah Cities Facing a Water Shortage Spurred, In Part, By Overwatering

27 July 2018
By Taylor Stevens, Salt Lake Tribune Early Tuesday morning, Paul Hirst received a call with “unprecedented” news: Twenty-five million gallons of water had been drained from one of the Benchland Irrigation Water District’s reservoirs overnight, leaving it empty for the first time anyone working there can remember. A water shortage,…

A changing climate at Mono Lake could mean more dust storms in the Eastern Sierra — or less water for L.A.

17 July 2018
Louis Sahagun, LA Times When dust storms began rising off the dry bed of Owens Lake, authorities in the Eastern Sierra blamed Los Angeles’ thirst. The city had, after all, drained the lake in the 1920s to serve its faucets. Now, as dust kicks up from Mono Lake, authorities in…

Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference this October

05 July 2018
Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference October 3-4, 2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Short Course October 5-6, 2018 The conference and short course will be held at the Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will be open to the geologic community. The conference…
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Why We Care

  • The Great Salt Lake evokes wonder and mystery alone, it's vastness and solitude a splendor to behold. The Spiral Jetty, by assuming the spiral shape referenced time and again by cultures and physicists, is a vehicle for contemplation, journeying, perfection. Robert Smithson chose the Great Salt Lake as a setting for his artwork thoughtfully. He knew the combination would be magical.

    Susan Kirby, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant