Mike Lynes, formerly Executive Director of Golden Gate Audubon chapter and now Director of Public Policy at Audubon California, will speak at our next General Membership Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26. Mike’s topic will be the Salton Sea and Audubon California’s efforts to help make it a smaller, sustainable body of water.
The Salton Sea is one of the most critical inland wetland habitats for birds along the Pacific Flyway. It is also one of the most imperiled. Diversions in recent years have caused water levels at the Salton Sea to steadily decline, and this has had a significant impact on habitat.
In response to the situation, the State of California is preparing a plan for the future management of the Salton Sea that addresses both the loss of habitat and the public health danger of windblown dust. Audubon California is playing a significant role in guiding the process forward, helping ensure that the plan supports the ecologically important functions that the Salton Sea provides for birds, and understands the important role that habitat can play in mitigating dust on the playa surrounding the Sea.
Mike’s knowledge of, and insights into, this process will make for a very interesting evening.
Location: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA. (818) 697-5525. Enjoy the gallery and shop our sales table.
Directions: Located between White Oak and Reseda Blvd. In order to park, it is recommended to go on Etiwanda Avenue and turn into the parking area up the alley behind the center.
ALL are welcome!