News & Events

Promontory Point Landfill Class V Permit Requested

19 September 2017
Click the following link to the RDCC website for comments that were submitted on the proposed Class V permit request by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, and the Utah Geological Survey office in the Department of Natural Resources for the latest on…

US Magnesium & Air Quality Public Meeting Wednesday

12 September 2017
Join HEAL, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, and researchers at the University of Utah for a discussion about the environmental impacts of US Magnesium -- in particular focusing on the threats to air quality in Northern Utah. The community event will be held Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30-8:30 at the…

Will Utah Dam the Bear River?

06 September 2017
The Wasatch Front faces drier times and a growing population, threatening Great Salt Lake. by Emily Benson of High Country News Amid the wave of dams coming down across the nation, several places are bucking the trend. New dams have been proposed in California, Colorado, Utah and other Western states.…

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Davis Cooridor

05 September 2017
Attached you will find comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Davis Corridor. Comments on West Davis Highway FEIS 08312017.pdf  

Utah's Water Plan Still Has Miles To Go

14 August 2017
Conservation, not big diversion projects, is what the state needs. by Lynn de Freitas, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake by Amelia Nuding, Wester Resource Advocates  On July 19, Utah’s 50-year State Water Strategy was released by the State Water Strategy Advisory Team. In an arid state where water is paramount…

Summer 2017: On the Water Front of Great Salt Lake - Taking the Initiative to Identify Ways to Provide Water for the Lake is the Right Thing to Do

31 July 2017
On the Water Front of Great Salt Lake - Taking the Initiative to Identify Ways to Provide Water for the Lake is the Right Thing to Do “Great Salt Lake is an important resource and provides so many ecological, biological, economic and recreational opportunities that we cannot ignore it much…
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Why We Care

  • Somewhere there should be a place for artists and tourists—if no one else is interested—to watch the gulls wheel into a flaming sunset and to ripple their hands in the smooth brine.

    George Dibble, "Deserted Site Remains Tourist Artist Mecca," Salt Lake Tribune, 1961