Salton Sea Authority stages 4th symposium

January 08, 2002|STAFF REPORT

INDIAN WELLS — The Salton Sea Authority will hold its fourth biennial symposium Wednesday and Thursday.

This year's theme is "Salton Sea, Bridging the Crossroads." The symposium will be at the Miramonte Resort, 45-000 Indian Wells Lane, here.

The agenda contains a review of the achievements of the sea's restoration project as well as discussions regarding the relationships between the sea and the state's quantification settlement agreement on the Colorado River.

Rep. Mary Bono, R-Palm Springs, will be the keynote speaker at Wednesday's luncheon, while Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Riverside, will be the keynote speaker at dinner Wednesday.


Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, will give introductory remarks Thursday.

Imperial Valley residents participating in the symposium's various panel discussions include Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors President Stella Mendoza; IID Division 1 Director Andy Horne; District 5 county Supervisor Wally Leimgruber; District 4 county Supervisor Gary Wyatt; retired IID director and Brawley-area farmer Don Cox; Marie Barrett, New River Wetlands Project; El Centro Mayor Larry Grogan and Imperial County Farm Bureau member George Ray.

The symposium is expected to provide interested parties with an opportunity to share their knowledge and views of the sea.

A tour of restoration pilot projects — an enhanced evaporation system and solar evaporation ponds — are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The tour will include wildlife disease-control efforts.

For more information call the Salton Sea Authority at 564-4888.

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