News & Events

Employment Opportunity – Education Coordinator

14 February 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking to hire an Environmental Education Coordinator.  Title: Environmental Education Coordinator Location: Salt Lake City, UT Status: Part-time, Year round Compensation: $10-$12 hourly FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (FRIENDS) was founded in 1994. The mission of FRIENDS is to preserve and protect Great Salt…

SB 119 Legacy Parkway Truck Ban Extension

06 February 2019
Join FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and Save Legacy Parkway on Thursday, February 7 from 4:00-5:00 PM at Utah State Capitol East Senate Building Room 215 as we rally support to extend the Legacy Parkway Truck Ban. Community organizers suggest we wear yellow to visibly show our support of the…

SLTrib: As Utah dries up, lawmakers look for smarter ways to transfer, use — and not use — water

29 January 2019
By Brian Maffly Will Utah have sufficient water in an era of declining stream flows to support a population expected to double, strong agriculture, recreation economies and a healthy environment? While that sounds like having your Diet Coke and drinking it, too, water policy honchos believe Utah can meet its…

HawkWatch Introduces Chrys, New Raptor Ambassador

28 January 2019
Please join HawkWatch International for an opportunity to meet and learn about our newest Raptor Ambassador. February 5, 20196 - 8 p.m.HawkWatch International2240 South 900 EastSalt Lake City, UT Chrys is an adult male Golden Eagle and comes to HawkWatch International after being hit by a car, the most common…

Community Forum on the Inland Port Feb. 2

16 January 2019
Join us for a FREE community meeting. February 2 9 AM - 1:30 PM The Zion Building at the Utah State Fair Park (155 North 1000 West), Salt Lake City You're invited to a free community forum that will examine the ecological and community impacts of the proposed Utah inland…

Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Applications Now Open

16 January 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake established the Doyle W. Stephens scholarship to celebrate Stephens' remarkable scientific contributions toward understanding the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem. This scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and its ecosystem. For 2019,…
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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