Frank Ruiz – Salton Sea Program Director

Frank Ruiz has been a Clergy and a mental health professional for over 14 years.

Prior to joining Audubon he co-founded and led “Por La Creacion: A Faith Based Coalition” that seeks to engage Latino Youth and families through education and Advocacy in areas of Conservation and Public Policy. His team was extensively involved in the establishment of the three California Desert Monuments.

About the Salton Sea Management Program

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s Salton Sea Task Force, created in May 2015, has directed agencies to develop a comprehensive management plan for the Sea that will:

  • Meet a short-term goal of 9,000 acres to 12,000 acres of habitat and dust suppression projects, and
  • set a medium-term plan to construct 18,000 acres to 25,000 acres of habitat and dust suppression projects.

These goals were memorialized in in 2016 through a 10 year Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Department of Interior and the Natural Resources agency and will be implemented through the Salton Sea Management Program pursuant to the Phase I 10-year plan released in March 2017. The Natural Resources Agency is committed to a transparent process with clearly defined goals and measurable objectives aligned with available fiscal and hydrological resources. Progress made by the program will be overseen by the State Water Resources Control Board and California Air Resources Board.


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