• Low Tide: The Salton Sea Crisis (Health Impact)

    Diminishing water supplies, the receding body of water is now close to 20,000 acres of parched, salt encrusted shoreline, and it’s ill health effects are glaring. With salinity levels at record highs, and toxic dust storms, many residents are suffering. Christian Garza is no stranger to the dust. Growing up on the north end of […]

  • Low Tide: The Salton Sea Crisis (The Past)

    The picture we have become accustomed to when we think about the Salton Sea: a dying body of water, fish die-offs, algae blooms, and abandoned buildings and homes. But, there was a time when the Salton Sea was a much loved resort getaway. “I’d come with my uncle and my dad and his friends, and […]

  • Alberto Ramirez – Torres Martinez Tribal Administrator

    Alberto Ramirez has worked for the Tribe for the past 19 years in different capacities such as Natural Resources, Director, Training and Development Director, and Environmental Protection Director. He was also the Environmental Compliance Manager for KSC Corporation in La Quinta, CA. and Deputy Director for Save the Children Foundation in Sonora, Mexico. About the Torres […]

  • Linda Beal & Lana Hall – Local Historians

    Linda and Lana are two local historians of the Salton Sea.    Lana Hall was the grand daughter to Gus Eilers, who was a real estate investor and opened a new resort, Date Palm Beach Resort and started boat races at the Salton Sea. About the former Salton Sea History Museum The La Quinta Museum had a […]

  • Thomas Tortez – Torres Martinez Tribal Council Chairman

    Chairman Tortez was elected as Tribal Council Chairman in late 2016 and assumed the duties of Executive Service on January 2, 2017. Chairman serves as principal advisor to the Tribal Council on all matters pertaining to the Torres Martinez. Chairman previously served on the Tribal Council as Treasurer for 4 years. Has also worked under […]

  • Salton Sea Residents React To EPA Rollbacks

    President Trump signed an executive order today reversing a number of EPA policies and now residents near the Salton Sea worry that his move could impede efforts to restore the Salton Sea. Over the years the lake began to shrink from a lack of farm runoff water. If it dries up, fine particles and other chemicals could […]

  • Could A Canal From The Sea of Cortez Save the Salton Sea?

    The suggestion was published today in the San Diego Union Tribune.  The editorial suggests building a canal from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico to the Salton Sea, bringing in the water needed to elevate the waterline and keep pollutants out of the air. But local experts say, it’s not that simple. Kurt Lueschner, a professor of […]

  • Funding Secured for Salton Sea Management Plan

    A decade-long plan for dust suppression and habitat building projects at the Salton Sea will be fully funded, a Coachella Valley lawmaker’s office announced Friday. Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella said that a “productive meeting” Thursday “between Governor Brown and representatives from our local Salton Sea Authority,” led to $280 million in funding for two park […]

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