News & Events

Self-Guided Lakeside Learning Field Trips Now Available

14 April 2020
Our Education team has created self-guided adaptations of our Lakeside Learning Field Trips for Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake State Park in order to provide students with the closest possible experience to our field trip program, while still following social distancing guidelines. If you  are looking for…

Box Elder County deal to use Allos' landfill draws fire from environmental group

12 March 2020
By TIM VANDENACK Standard-Examiner A contract giving Box Elder County authority to use the Allos Environmental landfill abutting the Great Salt Lake is drawing fire from the environmental group that has long lobbied against the facility. Box Elder County commissioners approved a contract with Allos last December giving the county authority…

Legislative Action Alert SB250

09 March 2020
The undersigned organizations oppose SB 250 Needs Assessment Amendments (Sen. Anderegg) and urge you to vote against this bill. This bill appears to be written for the Promontory Point Resources (PPR) solid waste landfill and is intended to work around the needs assessment requirement currently in state law that PPR…

More money sought for ailing Utah Lake, drying Great Salt Lake

19 February 2020
What will help these struggling lakes? By Amy Joi O'Donoghue@Amyjoi16  Feb 17, 2020, 5:45pm MST SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of funding requests before a Utah legislative subcommittee aim to boost coordination and research efforts when it comes to the health of Utah Lake and the Great Salt Lake. Efforts to…

Support Great Salt Lake Coordinator Position

18 February 2020
February 17, 2020 Dear Senators and Representatives We, the undersigned organizations, support the Request for Appropriation of $110,000 in ongoing funds from the Sovereign Lands Account for a Great Salt Lake Coordinator within the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (the Division). The Great Salt Lake is an iconic…
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Why We Care

  • We live along the Great Salt Lake, one of the most extraordinary natural features in North America. I do not believe we, as a community, have honored its rarity. Our lack of intimacy toward this inland sea is not out of neglect, but of ignorance. We do not know the nature of this vast body of water that sparkles and sings. If we did, the shores of the Great Salt Lake would look different.

    Terry Tempest Williams, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board