Hueso, Garcia Speak of Positive Movement on the Salton Sea During Press Conference

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (left) and Sen. Ben Hueso discuss the passage of Prop. 68 and what it means for the Salton Sea during a press conference held Friday, June 29, at the Imperial County Board of Supervisors’ chambers. The proposition provides $200 million toward the state’s Salton Sea restoration program.

State Sen. Ben Hueso and Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia marked the passage of Proposition 68 and what it means for the Salton Sea during a joint press conference Friday, June 29, at the Imperial County Board of Supervisors chambers. Joined by Bruce Wilcox, assistant secretary of California Natural Resources in charge of Salton Sea policy, the two state legislative leaders noted that the state is committed to funding restoration efforts to address the sea.

During the hour-long press conference, Hueso, who represents San Diego and Imperial counties,

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Imperial Valley Desert Museum Tells A Story Dating Back 10,000 Years

Dr. David Breeckner, Executive Director of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, is pictured in front of a collection of pottery and other artifacts from the native cultures that have resided in the Yuha Desert for some 10,000 years. The museum, located off Interstate 8 in Ocotillo, is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information about the museum, see its website, or call 760.358.7016.

In the far western corner of the Imperial Valley, nestled among the wild Ocotillo plants and rugged desert landscape, is a towering bronze sculpture known as the “Spirit of the Desert” depicting the native cultures of the Yuha Desert.

The sculpture welcomes visitors to the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, a modern interactive museum in the heart of the desert that tells the story

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