News & Events

Commentary: Don’t let Utah become a national dumping ground

10 June 2019
By Lynn de Freitas, Special to the Salt Lake Tribune Imagine you’re a well-funded company from out of state and you purchase what you think will be a profitable multimillion-dollar business in Utah. You develop a business plan, invest lots of money and start construction. But as it turns out,…

Still Great? Decreasing water levels threaten Great Salt Lake’s future.

09 May 2019
By Greg Wilcox Last summer, I joined a team of yachters out on the Great Salt Lake competing in a weekly race. I landed on a vessel owned by Tim Adams, an avid yachter who has been sailing for more than a quarter century. "If you can sail here, you can sail anywhere,"…

2019 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Winners

22 April 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake will award the 2019 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship in the Graduate Division to Clint Carney, Ph.D. Student in Water Policy and Human Dimensions at the Quinney School of Natural Resources at Utah State University. Carney's proposal, Bringing Great Salt Lake into Utah's Water Reallocation Conversation,…

Upcoming Events at Antelope Island

18 April 2019
Mark your calendars for these fun events coming up at Antelope Island State Park over the next few months! From astronomy to history to cycling, these are all great opportunities to visit Great Salt Lake and learn something new. April 19Full Moon HikeMost people hike Antelope Island during the day…

Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit May 28 through June 11, 2019 The City Library

10 April 2019
Join our FRIENDS at Great Salt Lake Audubon as they host the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards exhibit this May 28-June 11, 2019 at The City Library. More than 8,000 photos were entered into the National Audubon 9th annual contest. Come to see the 12 exceptional winning photographs that evoke the…

What's Next? Designing Legacy Parkway's Future

13 March 2019
If you are a resident, trail user, auto-commuter, birder or other concerned citizen, please join us for an evening of discussion and idea-generation focused on protecting our beloved Legacy Parkway. Despite significant effort put forth by Rep. Ballard, Sen. Weiler, co-sponsors, supporting municipalities, and organizational allies, HB 339 and SB…
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Why We Care

  • The Great Salt Lake has a unique character and, when one becomes acquainted with her, a well-developed personality. She moves and has moods, she sleeps and she wakes. Like any new friend, one can become attached quickly, but will need an entire lifetime to come to know her intimately.

    Rob Kent de Grey, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant