Founded in 1994, the mission of FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the lake through education, research, and advocacy. The long-term vision of FRIENDS is to achieve comprehensive watershed-based restoration and protection for the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem.

Every two years, FRIENDS hosts the Great Salt Lake Issues Forum. The goal of each Forum is to illuminate the complexities involved in research, management and planning for the lake, and to encourage constructive dialogue about the future of the Lake’s ecosystem.

Board of Directors

President – Rob Dubuc
Vice Presicent – Rachel Otto
Secretary – Alisa Schofield
Treasurer- Cindy Lund

Juan C. Arce-Larreta
Tim Brown
Amy Defreese
Scott Dwire
Kevin Emerson
Emily Eppinger
Susan Martin
Heidi Nedreberg
Katie Pearce
Jamie Pleune


Executive Director: Lynn de Freitas
Education and Outreach Director: Emily Gaines



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