The Salton Sea

On January 10, at  7:30pm  Andrea Jones, Director of Conservation at Audubon California will present Audubon California and The Salton Sea.

Beginning in 2018, thanks to a 2003 agreement between the State of California and Southern California water districts, the Salton Sea will get a lot less water from the Colorado River, eventually up to 40 percent less. The shrinking sea will also expose up to 64,000 acres of the lake bed and result in massive dust storms that could create the worst air pollution crisis in North America. Tens of thousands of acres of habitat will disappear affecting up to 300 species of birds in this critical site on the Pacific Flyway.

Audubon California has ramped up its engagement on the Salton Sea in water policy, conservation and outreach to the public.  Andrea Jones will give an update on efforts to prevent a disaster for birds at the Salton Sea. At the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road.

From January 20 to January 22, Ventura Audubon Society will have an overnight event at the Salton Sea.

Lead by Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Resources at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert and a Western Field Ornithologist. His specialties include ornithology, entomology, desert ecology, and natural history. This is an exciting trip. Meet in the Salton Sea area at Calipatria Inn in Calipatria.  For reservations at Calipatria Inn call 760-348-7348. They have indicated that there should be plenty of availability.

Contact coordinator Neil Ziegler 983-7207 or by email at neilziegler@yahoo.com for more information.

 

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