News & Events

Sign and Share our Petition to Stop the Promontory Landfill

22 July 2019
A new landfill is just one step away from dumping garbage near the shores of Great Salt Lake. Utah's Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (Division) approved a permit modification for groundwater monitoring wells on a controversial landfill site on Promontory Peninsula operated by Promontory Point Resources, LLC (PPR),…

SLC airport wants to hear from public as it develops a new master plan for next two decades

08 July 2019
The new $3.6 billion rebuild of Salt Lake City International Airport was envisioned 20 years ago in the airport’s current master plan. Now, the city wants to know what residents think the airport should look like 20 years from now. It is working on a new master plan to chart…

Commentary: Don’t let Utah become a national dumping ground

10 June 2019
By Lynn de Freitas, Special to the Salt Lake Tribune Imagine you’re a well-funded company from out of state and you purchase what you think will be a profitable multimillion-dollar business in Utah. You develop a business plan, invest lots of money and start construction. But as it turns out,…

Still Great? Decreasing water levels threaten Great Salt Lake’s future.

09 May 2019
By Greg Wilcox Last summer, I joined a team of yachters out on the Great Salt Lake competing in a weekly race. I landed on a vessel owned by Tim Adams, an avid yachter who has been sailing for more than a quarter century. "If you can sail here, you can sail anywhere,"…

2019 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Winners

22 April 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake will award the 2019 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship in the Graduate Division to Clint Carney, Ph.D. Student in Water Policy and Human Dimensions at the Quinney School of Natural Resources at Utah State University. Carney's proposal, Bringing Great Salt Lake into Utah's Water Reallocation Conversation,…

Upcoming Events at Antelope Island

18 April 2019
Mark your calendars for these fun events coming up at Antelope Island State Park over the next few months! From astronomy to history to cycling, these are all great opportunities to visit Great Salt Lake and learn something new. April 19Full Moon HikeMost people hike Antelope Island during the day…

Why We Care

  • The whole environment of Great Salt Lake is a place of wonder. Life abounds in water, on islands, and about the marshland edges where migratory birds find refuge during long flights north and south. It is also a source of income for companies around its rim (unfortunately). Challenges for the Lake today are balancing acts. We must continue to foster the generous gifts the Lake provides for wildlife, community, and visitors as well as make peace with the human intrusions that threaten not only the Lake’s beauty, but also its very existence as the bountiful center of a thriving community along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

    Maurine Haltiner, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant