News & Events

Alfred Lambourne Arts Prize Open for Submissions

02 March 2017
The Alfred Lambourne Prize is open for submissions in four artistic categories: visual art, literary art, sound, and movement. Submit here between March 1 and May 15.  In 2014, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake established The Alfred Lambourne Prize, an annual recognition and celebration of regional creativity inspired by our…

2017 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship - APPLY NOW

16 January 2017
Click here for the online application The deadline to apply is March 17, 2017   FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (FoGSL) is seeking applicants for the 2017 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research. This $1,000 scholarship…

New Year Update from Urmia Lake

06 January 2017
Dear Friends On behalf of Urmia Lake Restoration Program, I wish you and your dears a very happy new year. Hope you have a great time ahead. The following greetings card is the photo of Flamingos in Urmia Lake.   I would like to use this opportunity to update you…

Great Salt Lake Causeway Breach

07 December 2016
The new Great Salt Lake breach was opened on Dec. 1 by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. This created a new opening between the north and the south arm of the Lake, allowing water to flow between the two sides. We are still getting lots of pictures and videos of…

Terry Tempest Williams and the Refuge of Change

16 November 2016
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board Member, Terry Tempest Williams, revisits Great Salt Lake. It is hot. Alisha Anderson and I have just passed the Golden Spike National Historic Site on our way to the Spiral Jetty. Alisha is a former student of mine from the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program…

Conflicting Interests Target Declining Great Salt Lake

07 November 2016
SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - A steady drop in the Western Hemisphere's largest saltwater lake, drained by decades of water consumption, is affecting millions of migratory birds, and could bring major consequences for Utah tourism, industry and residents.     The Great Salt Lake, a remnant of the Glacial Age's Lake Bonneville, has…
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Why We Care

  • We live along the Great Salt Lake, one of the most extraordinary natural features in North America. I do not believe we, as a community, have honored its rarity. Our lack of intimacy toward this inland sea is not out of neglect, but of ignorance. We do not know the nature of this vast body of water that sparkles and sings. If we did, the shores of the Great Salt Lake would look different.

    Terry Tempest Williams, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board

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