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Explore Nature During Open House at Award-Winning Preserve

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its visitor facilities

Salt Lake City | May 28, 2014

The Nature Conservancy in Utah invites you to connect with nature by coming to an open house at its Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, 30 minutes from the Salt Lake City-metro area. With a unique mix of marshes and ponds, the preserve provides habitat and abundant food sources for a variety of waterfowl and shoreland birds, making it one of the premier bird migration stops in North America. 

People can enjoy the award-winning visitor’s facility featuring an open-air pavilion, a one-mile boardwalk through prime bird habitat, and a 30-foot-high observation tower. Visitors will find more than 34 exhibits offering lessons about the lake, surrounding area and birds. 

Guided tours at the top of every hour are part of this FREE event. Plus, Girl and Boy Scouts can earn a patch on site by participating in the activities.  


Youth, adults, and families


FREE Open House offers guided tours, education outreach, refreshments and fun!


Saturday, May 31, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
41 S 3200 W. in Layton


To encourage people to connect with nature


Drinks and cookies will be provided. Feel free to bring a sack lunch to enjoy with your family. Other useful items include: comfortable walking shoes, sunhat, sunscreen and bug spray.

The Open House is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the preserve’s award-winning visitor facilities. To learn more, visit 

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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The Nature Conservancy

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