Love That Lake
Remember when you—or maybe your grandmother—used to swim in the Great Salt Lake? The first group of Mormon pioneers even dipped in back in 1847. But things have changed and it's going to take a village, as they say, to change the course of destruction. "Old Crap, Bird Crap, Learned Crap" will introduce you to a "new century of engagement for a new generation of lake lovers." Millions of birds breed, nest and refuel during their migrations, but there's also the business side of the lake in the brine shrimp industry and all those salt evaporation ponds. The future of the lake is one that includes people and wildlife. Great Salt Lake Institute, 1840 S. 1300 East, 801-245-7225, Thursday, May 24, 6-7:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Lbzpwz.
As if clean air and public lands aren't enough to worry about, now you can add wildlife habitat to the mix. As we become more urbanized and stretch beyond the cities, development becomes an increasing threat to our wildlife. An ever-changing landscape is challenging as wildlife try to adapt and survive. You can learn "to identify suitable habitat patches and potential corridors for wildlife movement so that effective wildlife crossing structures can be built to ensure safe passage across roadways for both people and animals," say organizers of Connecting the West—Wildlife Corridors & Mountain Lions. Denise Peterson of the Mountain Lion Foundation will show you how you can make a difference. Patagonia Outlet 2292 S. Highland Drive, 801-363-0898, Friday, May 25, 7-9 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Lb4QaH.
March For Mueller
Every day, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's future becomes more and more uncertain, hinging sometimes on an early morning tweet. Take a stand and join the nation in demanding that Mueller not be fired, an action that would create a constitutional crisis. This is one of at least 900 Nobody is Above the Law rallies. "Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next—whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism," organizers say. Ultimately, the idea is to hold Congress accountable for the president's actions, whether it is firing Mueller, replacing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein orrepealing the regulationsestablishing the office. Wallace Bennett Federal Building, 125 S. State, date dependent on Mueller job status, free, bit.ly/2IRJWih.