News & Events

NYT: Seeking the Source of the Vanishing Great Salt Lake

30 November 2017
By JOANNA KLEIN NOV. 28, 2017 NEW YORK TIMES  The Great Salt Lake in Utah is roughly the same area as 75 Manhattans. It feeds and houses millions of birds of hundreds of species, provides the namesake of Utah’s capital city and some credit it for the state’s trademarked claim to “the greatest snow on earth.” And it’s…

Bear River Commission Public Hearing

30 October 2017
The Bear River Commission is undertaking a 20 year review of the Bear River Compact. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Utah Department of Natural Resources (1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City).     In addition to the public hearing, the…

International Coastal Cleanup Success

06 October 2017
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake participated in Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 16. Thanks to a sponsorship from Autoliv and a dumpster donation from Budget Dumpster, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake was able to remove 1,854 lbs. of trash and debris from the sensitive ecosystem around Lee…

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.…
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Why We Care

  • I grew up in Clinton, Utah, not far from the Great Salt Lake. From a young age the lake became a place of recreation, discovery, and solace. Every visit to its shores provides a unique and inspiring experience.

    Justin Wheatley, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant