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Scientists say the Great Salt Lake is disappearing, but could Utah residents save it?

18 December 2017
by Emma Penrod, Salt Lake Tribune Modern civilization has significantly reduced the size of the Great Salt Lake, but the authors of a new study remain optimistic that a cultural shift on the Wasatch Front could still save it. Since the Mormon pioneers arrived in 1847, Utah’s top landmark has…

Bear River Commission Comments from FRIENDS

04 December 2017
Comments from Lynn de Freitas below, followed by additional commentary submitted by Wayne Wurtsbaugh.  December 4, 2017 Re: 20-Year Compact Review Members of the Bear River Commission On behalf of FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (FRIENDS), thank you for this opportunity to comment on the need to amend the Bear…

Join us for our Holiday Open House

01 December 2017
Join FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake for our annual Holiday Open House. Thursday, December 7 from 5:30-9:00 at the FRIENDS' office: 150 South 600 East, St, 2B in Salt Lake City.  Pop in, raise a glass in celebration of Great Salt Lake, and connect with FRIENDS.   

NYT: Seeking the Source of the Vanishing Great Salt Lake

30 November 2017
By JOANNA KLEIN NOV. 28, 2017 NEW YORK TIMES  The Great Salt Lake in Utah is roughly the same area as 75 Manhattans. It feeds and houses millions of birds of hundreds of species, provides the namesake of Utah’s capital city and some credit it for the state’s trademarked claim to “the greatest snow on earth.” And it’s…

Bear River Commission Public Hearing

30 October 2017
The Bear River Commission is undertaking a 20 year review of the Bear River Compact. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Utah Department of Natural Resources (1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City).     In addition to the public hearing, the…

International Coastal Cleanup Success

06 October 2017
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake participated in Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 16. Thanks to a sponsorship from Autoliv and a dumpster donation from Budget Dumpster, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake was able to remove 1,854 lbs. of trash and debris from the sensitive ecosystem around Lee…

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