SALTON SEA

Community Outreach

Education & Engagement Program

COEE

The Salton Sea Community Outreach, Education & Engagement Program (COEE) has been created to help children, students, school personnel, parents, local leaders and community-at-large learn about the Salton Sea, be aware of its current situation, understand the impacts it has on their health, be more participative in the decision making process and be aware of the short-term and long-term plans for the management of the Salton Sea. 

 
Outreach

Outreach Imperial County and Coachella Valley residents to inform them about the Salton Sea’s current situation, short-term mitigation solutions and future management proposals.

Education

Educate Imperial County and Coachella Valley residents regarding Salton Sea’s current situation, its impact to public health and management effort.

Engagement

Engage community members to use the resources and tools available and encourage public participation in the decision making process while attending meetings, workshops and local events. 

 

The Salton Sea Today & Tomorrow

The inflow to the sea is expected to decrease after 2017. The salt concentration of the water will continue to increase over time due to the evaporation of lake water, thereby threatening fish, birds, and wildlife. The receding sea will also expose more dried playa, leading to greater dust emission and posing a public health risk to Imperial and Riverside Counties. 

Within the last forty years, numerous plans and projects had been brought forward with little success due to conflicting efforts and funding constraints. The most current effort to improve air quality and preserve fish, birds, and wildlife is the Salton Sea Management Plan (SSMP). Approximately 5,000 acres of additional playa is expected to be exposed by 2020. By 2028 that number is likely to increase to an estimated 48,300 acres.

Contact

contact@saltonseacoee.org

 

Brittany Blanco

Flag Coordinator

brittany@ccvhealth.org

 

Miguel Hernandez
Communications Coordinator
miguel@ccvhealth.org

Isamay Sandoval

Outreach Specialist

isamay@ccvhealth.org

Luis Olmedo

Executive Director

luis@ccvhealth.org

Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc.​

235 Main St. Brawley, CA 92227

Tel: (760) 351.8761