International Coastal Cleanup

14 August 2014 Published in News & Events

Trash on our shorelines is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Great Salt Lake is the closest thing we have to an ocean, so lets help clean it up!

Join the worlds largest volunteer effort for our oceans, waterways and lakes by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup.

On Saturday, September 20 2014, FRIENDS will be partnering with the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, The Living Planet Aquarium, Compass Minerals International, Great Salt Lake Institute and The Nature Conservancy to clean up the Great Salt Lake shoreline at Black Rock Beach and Lee Creek. We’re looking for volunteers to help.

We’ll meet at 9 am at the Great Salt Lake Marina at the south shore of the Lake and work until noon. The trash we collect will be weighed and hauled away by trucks, and our collective effort will be counted along with other countries and communities as a part of the International Coastal Cleanup effort.

Bring gloves, shovels and trash bags. Tell your friends and neighbors about this important effort and bring them along.

September 20 2014


Meet at Great Salt Lake Marina


Spread the word to all those Lake lovers out there.

Anyone is welcome to join us. Looking for community service or volunteer hours? Come out and make a difference with some great people.  If you would like to join us please visit our Facebook event page to RSVP and stay up to date on information as the date gets closer!

Want to get involved? Contact Kristin Smith for more details about this event.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners for ensuring that this years cleanup will be the biggest yet! 







Why We Care

  • How might we appropriately care for something if we do not know about it? How can we as citizens make informed decisions, without first being informed? We cannot.

    Bruce Thompson, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake