News & Events

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake earns Fundraising & Resource Development Badge from UNA

05 June 2017
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake has earned the Fundraising & Resource Development Badge from Utah Nonprofits Association.       NOC_Badge_Congrats_Letter_FriendsofGSaltLake.pdf

Great Salt Lake Dust Model: Lake Levels and Air Quality

01 June 2017
Great Salt Lake dust model spells trouble for Utah if more water is diverted LEIA LARSEN, Standard-Examiner Staff While much of the future fallout from a desiccated Great Salt Lake remains unclear, one study is showing Northern Utahns should expect worsening air quality. The Great Salt Lake hit the brink of a record low…

Melody Lindsay, Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Winner, Featured in MSU News

24 May 2017
MSU doctoral student Melody Lindsay has received a scholarship to study how the changing salinity of Great Salt Lake affects the microorganisms in the lake and the lifeforms that depend on them as food sources. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham. BOZEMAN – A Montana State University doctoral student has won…

Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Water Monitor

23 May 2017
Citizen Monitoring: Educating and Engaging Citizens through Monitoring Activities   Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources. Attend one of the following Spring Training Dates: Saturday,…

Reservoirs Filling Fast

23 May 2017
  SALT LAKE CITY — It happened last week to Deer Creek and Causey and will likely happen at East Canyon sometime this week. Northern Utah reservoirs that for five years struggled to fill are now emptying water through spillways, structures specifically built to control the safe release of floodwaters…
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Why We Care

  • The lake is elemental. It seems to arise from creation itself, the embodiment of Aristotle's classical concept of matter and the universe: earth, air, fire, and water. Seen in this ethereal light -- the gloom of dusk lit by fiery sunlight, alien and snow-covered, leaking water and struggling to exist -- it connects to secret and ancient things. Aristotle's insight may have come to him in a dream, and the dream surely looked like this.

    Thomas Horton, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant