The lake’s elevation has been trending downward since it peaked in 1986, setting new records for low levels in 2021 and 2022. Record-low water levels create complex issues that will take time to solve and require the cooperation and coordination of many entities. Utah remains committed to ongoing strategies that will benefit the lake by reducing salinity, stabilizing elevation and improving the ecosystem.
No one person can save the lake. But there are many small things each of us can do to help. These actions include conserving water, contacting legislators, volunteering to protect land and wildlife, and supporting organizations and events that show the lake’s value and contribute to its welfare. More resources are coming soon, so check back often.
Make a Difference
Your conservation efforts impact the local environment, so they impact the lake too. Here you’ll find water-saving actions, tips and rebates that help stretch the water supply.
Support bills that will help protect Great Salt Lake! As a concerned citizen, you can make a big difference by helping legislators understand why the lake is important to you. Write letters, send emails and make phone calls: ensure your voice is heard.
Volunteer at Parks
Individuals, couples, families with children of all ages, service groups and clubs are needed for fun, worthwhile projects at both Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake State Park.
Volunteer for Wildlife
From leading educational fieldtrips to manning the reception table at wildlife events, Great Salt Lake Audubon has volunteer opportunities that let you play a critical role in enhancing habitat for wild birds, animals and plants.
Help preserve and maintain state parks on Great Salt Lake by adopting one (or a portion of one)! By signing up for the Adopt-A-Park program, you’ll play a large role in helping keep the parks clean for all to enjoy.
Clean Up Wetlands
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ Dedicated Hunter Program occasionally allows volunteers to help with projects that improve Great Salt Lake wetland habitat for wildlife.
Great Salt Lake is perhaps the best known geologic feature in the area and has interesting features, plays an important role in the ecosystem and provides abundant recreational opportunities.
Boost your well-being and your knowledge while also giving back to the lake. Visit the parks, preserves and museums run by organizations working hard to protect the lake’s future for both its people and wildlife.
The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival provides birdwatchers with exceptional birding opportunities, field trips across diverse habitats, workshops and more.
Great Salt Lake Audubon hosts bird counts, birding field trips, and other educational events throughout the year.
FRIENDS of Great Salt lake hosts and participates in events such as the annual Spider Festival, Great Salt Lake cleanup, Alfred Lambourne Arts Program and more.