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Pelicans On Parade Event for Kids of All Ages

03 October 2019
PELICANS ON PARADE Wondering what makes pelicans tick? … Why love a pelican?... Please join Rosalie Winard alongside Jaimi Butler & students from Westminster College’s Great Salt Lake Institute at the Performance Art Festival in Grandma’s Attic at the Main City Library in Salt Lake City. The Attic will be…

Rally to Stop the Polluting Port

17 September 2019
Dear FRIENDS,Here's a message from Stop the Polluting Port coalition: No one knows the full impact the proposed polluting port may have on our health. Will you rally with us on Wednesday, September 18 at the Utah State Capitol? TIME: 10:15 AM. We’re asking Utah’s legislative leaders to fund a Health Impact Assessment on…

Executive Director's Letter to SLC Council re: Inland Port Tax Benefit

21 August 2019
August 19, 2019 Dear Council Members: Friends of Great Salt Lake (Friends) urges you vote against the resolution extending a $28 million property tax increment reimbursement to NWQ, LLC.  As you no doubt are aware, Friends works to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public…

A landfill on the tip of the Promontory cape on the Great Salt Lake is on the verge of opening for business

19 August 2019
By Leia Larsen | Special to The Tribune A controversial landfill located at the rocky southern tip of the Promontory Point cape jutting into the Great Salt Lake has secured the final permit needed to open for business. Now all it needs is its first customer. Weber County might just…

URGENT: SLC/RDA mtg to approve tax increment that would start building of polluting port

19 August 2019
Hello friends – we were notified that the Salt Lake City Council, acting in their role as the Redevelopment Agency,  on Tuesday, August 20, at 2 pm, will be considering moving forward with the next steps in their development agreement with the Colmena Group by adopting a resolution committing up to $28…

Sign and Share our Petition to Stop the Promontory Landfill

22 July 2019
A new landfill is just one step away from dumping garbage near the shores of Great Salt Lake. Utah's Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (Division) approved a permit modification for groundwater monitoring wells on a controversial landfill site on Promontory Peninsula operated by Promontory Point Resources, LLC (PPR),…

Why We Care

  • We suggest that Great Salt Lake is a phenomenal asset to the state of Utah. Its mineral resources have been appreciated for almost 150 years. Brine shrimp are now appreciated because they are economically valuable. To only a very limited extent is the lake appreciated for tourism, for culture, for earth systems history and for education. 

    Scientific Review Committee, Comments to the Great Salt Lake Management Planning Team, 1999