News & Events

Join us for International Coastal Cleanup 2020!

03 September 2020
  Join FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and Budget Dumpster for International Coastal Cleanup 2020 - a socially distanced stewardship event to explore and protect our watershed!  What: The International Coastal Cleanup focuses on collecting and removing trash pollution from the Great Salt Lake Watershed. We also want to record data about the type…

Great Salt Lake can be saved, but only with some big changes, report says

26 August 2020
By Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune Bold water conservation strategies and changes in long-standing law and water policies are needed to slow the alarming shrinking of the Great Salt Lake, according to recommendation released Tuesday by an advisory panel. Upstream diversions have long prevented vast quantities from replenishing the lake, reducing…

Utahns asked to weigh in on the future of the Jordan River

24 August 2020
By Tony Semerad, Salt Lake Tribune This may be a time like no other for the Jordan River. Wasatch Front residents by the thousands are seeking out green spaces and recreation along Utah’s main urban waterway for relief from the COVID-19 crisis. Its necklace of parks and natural areas offers a…

"Saving Birds One Window at a Time" - Presentation by Great Salt Lake Audubon

21 July 2020
Here's a fantastic learning opportunity from our FRIENDS at Great Salt Lake Audubon - TONIGHT! Join us on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom for a Great Salt Lake Audubon Birds ‘n Bites. Jeanne Le Ber, Linda Johnson and Cooper Farr will present Saving Birds One Window at a Time. The program…

FRIENDS Endorses USEE's Guidance for School Reopening

16 July 2020
  FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is excited to support Utah's schools through outdoor learning and environmental education opportunities this coming school year. The Utah Society for Environmental Education's (USEE's) newly launched Guidance for Reopening Schools was developed in partnership with state EE organizations and the North American Association for…

Little Cottonwood Traffic Problems—Public Comments Due July 10

09 July 2020
The Utah Department of Transportation has released 3 proposals for solving the traffic problems that plague Little Cottonwood Canyon during ski season. View a fact sheet here: https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/9234_42_LCC_EIS_Alternatives_Project_Factsheet_FIN_WEB_6_29_2020.pdf . One of these proposals stands out as particularly destructive to the watershed and viewshed and recreation of the canyon. The proposed gondola up Little…
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Why We Care

  • Great Salt Lake is a place where nothing is as it appears. It is a landscape of the imagination, where anything is possible.

    Terry Tempest Williams, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board