Sen. Boxer Visit A Reminder The Sea Is Not Forgotten

Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks to stakeholders and the media at the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Aug. 18 regarding the need to continue restoration efforts.

On Aug. 18, as temperatures in the Imperial Valley soared past 106 degrees, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif, visited the Salton Sea to receive an update on projects and to urge both the state and federal governments to move more quickly toward addressing the issue of restoration at the sea. Boxer, whose long career in office is nearing an end, met with local, state and federal officials at the Sony Bono National Wildlife Refuge for a roundtable discussion, then toured the earth work underway at the Red Hill Marina wetlands project, and ended her visit with comments to the media in which she called for immediate action. She praised local efforts in the region. She also voiced support for the state’s Salton Sea Management Program

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