Stewardship is an important part of GSLI's mission. When spring gets underway we will be going outside more to participate in a variety of exciting stewardship activities. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime check out what we've done in the past.
Helping Hands Day
Helping Hands Day promotes volunteerism and community involvement with incoming Westminster students during their orientation. GSLI took more than 30 students to the Jordan River Migratory Bird Reserve and the Great Salt Lake Nature Center to help with cleanup and restoration efforts. The students were introduced to some of the awesome resources that Great Salt Lake has to offer. Many of the students enjoyed their experiences so much that they have since taken part in other GSLI events. We are proud to offer these possibilities and introduce our mission to incoming students as they start their journey through college.
International Coastal Cleanup
For the past 25 years, the Ocean Conservancy has organized the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), which is a marine debris collection that has grown to over 6,000 sites worldwide. Last year there were close to 500,000 volunteers and 7.4 million pounds of trash cleaned up in 100 countries. Utah has taken part in this cleanup the past seven years. Through collaboration with the Living Planet Aquarium, Friends of Great Salt Lake, and GSLI, the ICC 2010 was able to gather 198 people over 4 miles of waterways to clean up 1,517 pounds of trash. The collaboration among the three organizations helped make this year's ICC one of the best in Utah's seven years of participation.