News & Events

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…

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Education Director Honored by USEE

10 May 2017
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake May 9, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Education Director Honored by USEE   FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is proud to announce that our Education and Outreach Director, Janessa Edwards, is the recipient of the 2017 Environmental Educator of the Year…

The 2017 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship goes to......

19 April 2017
Congratulations to Melody Lindsay, she is the 2017 scholarship recipient for her work entitled Effects of Changing Salinity on Microbialite-Associated Primary Producers and Secondary Consumers in Great Salt Lake. Click here to read her full proposal and for more information on the award ceremony to be held on May 18th,…
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Why We Care

  • Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.

    Clinton Whiting, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant