Imperial Valley’s Spreckles Sugar Plant Honored As Historical Site by Native Sons of the Golden West

Leaders of the Native Sons of the Golden West, representing different areas of the State, join in prayer as part of the Native Sons’ dedication of the Imperial Valley’s Spreckles Sugar plant as a significant historical part of the Valley. The dedication was held Saturday, February 8, on the plant grounds along Highway 86 north of Imperial. The facility is the last operating sugar plant in California.

In the geographic center of the Imperial Valley,
strategically located to meet the needs of growers in both the northern and
southern ends of the Valley, stands California’s last operating sugar plant—a
monument to the past, a symbol for the present and a harbinger of the future.

The Spreckles Sugar plant, perhaps better known to longtime
residetns as Holly Sugar, towers over the Highway 86 corridor between El Centro
and Brawley just as it has since it was first built in 1947 to serve the needs
and more importantly

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Water Authority Board Visits Imperial Valley For a Tour That Highlights Critical Projects and Builds Relationships

Members of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors and staff are pictured with Imperial Valley farmers and Imperial Irrigation District staff at the southwestern end of the All-American Canal during the Water Authority’s Jan. 30 tour of the Imperial Valley.

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors visited the Imperial Valley January 30 for a day-long tour that highlighted the Salton Sea mitigation and restoration efforts, conservation efforts under the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA), and areas critical to the agency’s Regional Conveyance System Study.

The tour also was important as a way to bring the Water Authority Board together with Imperial Valley farmers, and Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and Imperial County representatives to get to know each other and strengthen relationships by discussing both the challenges unique to each area but also those issues that the Valley and San Diego regions have in common.


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