News & Events

Public Information Meetings Regarding Promontory Point Landfill

22 January 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and our partnering organizations: Utah Audubon Council, Utah Airboat Association, Utah Waterfowl Association, Great Salt Lake Alliance, GSL Audubon, Western Resource Advocates, South Shore Wetlands & Wildlife Management, Inc., League of Women Voters of Salt Lake, National Audubon Society, Utah Sierra Club, HEALUtah, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, Utah Rivers Council, residents and…

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…

Why We Care

  • I was born and raised in Salt Lake City. The lake has always summoned a feeling of being a secret and obscure place, almost untouchable and surreal.

    Max Rosenzweig, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant