News & Events

Now accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Alfred Lambourne Prize

02 March 2016
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake announes the 3rd annual Alfred Lambourne Prize for Visual Art, Literary Art, Sound and Movement in celebration of Great Salt Lake. Entries must be recieved by May 15th 2016 Click here to submit your work! Click here for complete details about the contest and exhibit!…

Impacts of Water Development on Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front

25 February 2016
The waters of the Great Salt Lake have shrunk by 48 percent and its levels diminished by 11 feet since pioneers first arrived in 1847. A white paper exploring the impacts of water development on the Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Front was released late Wednesday, providing a cautionary message…

2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum Update

16 February 2016
The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum will be held on May 11th -13th and we are working on finalizing the details for this Great Salt Lake celebration. The purpose of the forum is to convene a conversation about the complexities of the science, current issues affecting the Lake, and…

2015 Year End Letter from FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake

30 December 2015
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water – Loren Eiseley   I’m looking out my window at the recent and welcome 10” of valley snow, and thinking about the Lake. How will this winter water season affect a Lake that has been parched and hit…

Announcing the 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum

29 December 2015
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is excited to announce that we are working on planning the 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum, May 11-13th at the University of Utah Officers Club. The title of the program is Great Salt Lake in the Big Picture. As usual we’ll include resources from…

Op-ed: The decline of the Once Great Salt Lake

03 December 2015
"To be sure, some of Great Salt Lake's decline is a natural consequence of a warming and drying climate. But much of the blame for the falling lake lies with us." Check out this amazing Salt Lake Tribune editorial article written by Weber State University Professor Eric C. Ewert.  …
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Why We Care

  • "Great Salt Lake is a special place. There is nothing else like it. Do we really want to imagine a time when we have to say "I remember when there used to be a big salty lake out there?" Can we really be so disconnected from our landscape that we fail to act before it's too late? We must protect this resource, this place of life and reflection."

    Janessa Edwards, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Education and Outreach Director