Rally to Save Our Great Salt Lake
Thank you for joining us at the Rally to Save Our Great Salt Lake, on Saturday, January 20th, at 3 pm on the south steps of the Utah State Capitol! Our legislature has taken important steps to protect the lake in recent years, but we need to see bolder action in 2024 to match the urgency and severity of this crisis.
It’s going to take a groundswell of continuous community pressure to hold our decision-makers accountable, and we need your voice!
Rally Calls to Action
Thank you for rallying with us for Great Salt Lake! Show our leaders the breadth of our movement and learn how you can engage and take action for the lake throughout the 2024 legislative session and beyond:
GSL Lobby Days
Join us every week throughout the 2024 Legislative Session for GSL Lobby Days! Timing and location varies. Each week, we’ll provide a rundown of the bills we’re watching and provide lobbying training before we head out to lobby our lawmakers together! No experience necessary. Sign up today!
Thursday, Jan 25th 10:30-12:30, Beehive Room (map)
Thursday, Feb 1 from 9:30-12, Capitol Room 105
Thursday, Feb 8th 10-11 Copper Room, East Senate Building
Friday, Feb 16th 9:30-11:30, Capitol Boardroom
Thursday, Feb 22nd - 9:30 - 12, Capitol Room 105
Elected Official Contact Report
Reached out to your representatives about Great Salt Lake? We’d love to hear about it! We’re tracking legislators' positions on Great Salt Lake to support our lobbying efforts. Find the form here
Keep Vigil with Great Salt Lake
From January 16th- March 1st 2024, we will keep vigil for Great Salt Lake outside the Utah State Capitol. Help us demonstrate the love for Great Salt Lake and celebrate all the species she sustains!
Each morning from 8-9 am we will Walk with the Waves around the Capitol in silence; each evening from 5-6 pm we will make some joyful noise and Celebrate the Lake Species with puppets built by many members of the lake-facing community. In this way, we will make our great love visible every Monday-Friday throughout the entire legislative session. You are welcome for one day of the vigil or every day! Make sure to sign up!
Great Salt Lake Strike Team Report
The Great Salt Lake Strike Team recently released a “Great Salt Lake Data and Insights Summary” to help decision-makers during the 2024 General Legislative Session. The report provides a summary of the 2023 water year and shares data and insights about reservoir storage, salinity, temperature, precipitation, streamflow and natural flow, runoff efficiency, human water use, mineral extraction, future water availability, and conservation planning.
Great Salt Lake Commissioner’s 2024 Strategic Report
In 2023, the Utah Legislature created the office of the Great Salt Lake Commissioner. Brian Steed (USU Land, Water, and Air) was appointed in July 2023 and charged with creating a Strategic Plan for Great Salt Lake, which was published on January 15th, 2024.
We are thrilled to have these inspiring speakers join us at the rally on January 20th!
Terry Tempest Williams
Educator, Author, Ute Indian Tribe
Scientist, Executive Director of Grow the Flow
Utah Youth for Environmental Solutions
Youth Coalition for Great Salt Lake
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Educator, Activist, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation
Activist, Water Protector, and Member of the Navajo Nation
Lake-Facing Poet, Rally Emcee