We need your voice to urgently protect birds and communities at the Salton Sea. This is a pivotal year for the state to secure a sustainable environment there for both birds and people.
Next week, the State Water Resources Control Board is holding a public meeting to gather public input regarding the status of Phase 1 of the Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP). We invite you to participate so the State Water Board can hear from you on this issue.
Your voice and presence at these meetings makes a big difference.
Tuesday, March 19, at 8:30am
North Shore Beach and Yacht Club
99155 Sea View Drive
North Shore, CA 92254
Attend the hearing and speak up for birds and community health.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and Natural Resources Sec. Wade Crowfoot have made strong statements in favor of resolving the issues at the Salton Sea. California voters have committed substantial funding for habitat projects and dust mitigation. At the same time, the state is far behind its agreed upon timetable for getting projects moving.
At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to speak to the board and express why you care about the Salton Sea. For example, you can share information below or speak from the heart:
- Millions of birds rely on the Salton Sea for survival and current ecological changes at the sea are dramatic. The recent die-off of thousands of birds reflects the urgent need for a clean and vibrant habitat. California has lost more than 90 percent of inland water habitat over the last 100 years and the Salton Sea is now a vital resource.
- Hundreds of thousands of people in communities near the sea are exposed to harmful dust from the exposed lakebed, which can be dangerous for children and families. Impacted communities need a seat at the table and full participation in the implementation of the Salton Sea Management Program.
- The State needs to make good on its promises to people of the region by starting projects to improve public health and ensuring wildlife have habitat.
Audubon California will be there Tuesday. Join us and speak up for birds and communities that rely on the Salton Sea.