News & Events

The 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize

01 April 2015
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Alfred Lambourne Prize! FRIENDS looks forward to another year of celebrating the relationship between local artists and one of Utah’s most precious natural resources. Through artistic expressions, we enhance our capacity to build awareness about Great Salt Lake…

Employment Opportunity

12 March 2015
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…

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

23 February 2015
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 14-18, 2015 Farmington, Utah The 2015 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival promises another fantastic program of field trips, workshops, and family events. And the icing on the cake for our 17th annual Festival is Keynote Speaker David Allen Sibley. Festival attendees have several incredible opportunities to…

UPRR Causeway 401 Water Quality Certification Project Update

02 February 2015
On January 7, 2015, DWQ received the antidegradation (ADR) and a revised Comprehensive Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (CMMP) from UPRR.  DWQ intends to request public comments through the Public Notice process from January 21, 2015, through February 20, 2015, on the Cert.  DWQ may alter the Cert decision-to-issue or conditions…

Great Salt Lake at near-record low level

02 February 2015
A very informative article with lots of great contributors, including our Executive Director Lynn de Freitas.   Click here for the full Salt Lake Tribune article.

Easement fight could delay railroad causeway project on the Great Salt Lake

01 February 2015
Scientists say Union Pacific causeway must be breached to protect ecosystem, brine industries. What do you think?  Read the full article here

Why We Care

  • Several years ago I was enchanted by Alfred Lambourne’s romanticized paintings of the Great Salt Lake, so began my own quest to explore its islands and capture what I saw in quick, plein air, oil sketches.

    I made many day-trips to Black Rock and spent a significant amount of time camping on Stansbury and Antelope Islands, climbing their trails and swimming in their bays. My paintings became my diary as I observed the changing light and shadow on the rocks and water. The brine flies and gnats often hovered over my shoulder anxious to immortalize themselves in the sticky colorful oil paint.

    Kirk Henrichsen, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant