News & Events

2018 Alfred Lambourne Prize Open for Submissions

21 March 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is accepting artistic representations of Great Salt Lake in the categories of visual art, literary art, sound, and movement for consideration for the 5th annual Alfred Lambourne Prize. The Alfred Lambourne Arts Program celebrates the relationship between local artists and our Inland Sea. Through art,…

FRIENDS' Comments on the Location of Promontory Point Resources' Monitoring Wells

14 February 2018
February 14, 2018 Scott T. Anderson Director Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control P.O. Box 144880 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4880 dwmrcpublic@utah.gov submitted via email only Re: Public Comment on Promontory Point Landfill Modification Dear Director Anderson, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed modification to…

Great Salt Lake Advisory Council's Submitted Comments to DEQ re: Promontory Landfill

07 February 2018
Attention: Allan Moore Solid Waste Program Manager Great Salt Lake Advisory Council https://deq.utah.gov/great-salt-lake-advisory-council/index.htm January 10, 2018 Utah Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Department of Environmental Quality 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Re: Promontory Landfill Class V RDCC Project No. 59842 Introduction At a meeting of…

Another landfill for hazardous waste from other states is not the way to generate economic development in Utah

29 January 2018
By Lynn de Freitas and Lindsay Beebee for the Salt Lake Tribune  What does it say about Utah when our neighboring states think of us as the place where they can dump their nastiest garbage? Makes you proud, doesn’t it? In a remote corner of Box Elder County, on the…

Public Information Meetings Regarding Promontory Point Landfill

22 January 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and our partnering organizations: Utah Audubon Council, Utah Airboat Association, Utah Waterfowl Association, Great Salt Lake Alliance, GSL Audubon, Western Resource Advocates, South Shore Wetlands & Wildlife Management, Inc., League of Women Voters of Salt Lake, National Audubon Society, Utah Sierra Club, HEALUtah, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, Utah Rivers Council, residents and…

Scientists say the Great Salt Lake is disappearing, but could Utah residents save it?

18 December 2017
by Emma Penrod, Salt Lake Tribune Modern civilization has significantly reduced the size of the Great Salt Lake, but the authors of a new study remain optimistic that a cultural shift on the Wasatch Front could still save it. Since the Mormon pioneers arrived in 1847, Utah’s top landmark has…
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Why We Care

  • We suggest that Great Salt Lake is a phenomenal asset to the state of Utah. Its mineral resources have been appreciated for almost 150 years. Brine shrimp are now appreciated because they are economically valuable. To only a very limited extent is the lake appreciated for tourism, for culture, for earth systems history and for education. 

    Scientific Review Committee, Comments to the Great Salt Lake Management Planning Team, 1999