Free film on endangered Great Salt Lake

Published March 30, 2012 4:57 pm

Documentary in progress • Groups aim to stop industrial expansion.
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How often do you get asked for input into a documentary?

Fifteen nonprofit groups have banded together to protect 91,000 acres of shorelines, wetlands, and water on the Great Salt Lake from development. As part of the coalition's effort they are screening a work-in-progress film "Evaporating Shorelines" about the value of the GSL to everyone, including of course hundreds of bird species and other wildlife.

The screening is free and the filmmakers want audience feedback (notes, as they call it).

In a nutshell: Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp. has a permit from the Utah Department of Natural Resources to expand their industrial operations over nearly 100,000 acres of a delicate ecosystem. The coalition is appealing to the Army Corps of Engineers to stop the expansion.

The screening is at Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in Salt Lake City's Main Library Auditorium, 210 E. 400 South.

Here's a link to the trailer: http://on.fb.me/H4kOfq