Brawley Cattle Call Jamboree Back for 2021

In this file photo from year’s past, provided by the the Brawley Chamber of Commerce, a Mariachi Band performs during the Mariachi Night community event in the Plaza along Main Street in Brawley. Mariachi Night is one of the events that is part of the Cattle Call Jamboree celebration. Organized by the Chamber, the Cattle Call Jamboree takes place over the week leading up to the annual Cattle Call Rodeo. This year, the Jamboree returns while following all safety requirements.

“The Cowboys Are Back in Town.”

That’s the theme for the Brawley Chamber of Commerce’s Cattle Call Jamboree 2021, a series of events aimed at celebrating family, community, and the Cattle Call Rodeo tradition, important not only to those who reside in Brawley, but all of Imperial County.

Largely sidelined last year due to COVID-19 restrictions (events were held virtually in 2020), the Chamber-led Cattle Call

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The QSA JPA-funded Managed Marsh Nears Its Completion With Final Planting of Trees

Pictured is the Managed Marsh, a key environmental mitigation project in the Imperial Valley funded by the the Quantification Settlement Agreement Joint Powers Authority. Phase three of the project, the final stage of construction, will soon be complete. This image is from the San Diego County Water Authority’s archives.

Nine thousand trees.

That’s how many (primarily) willows are being planted in the final construction phase of the Managed Marsh, a nearly 1,000-acre marsh habitat off Highway 111 between the city of Calipatria and the community of Niland in northern Imperial County. Funded by the Quantification Settlement Agreement Joint Powers Authority (QSA JPA), the habitat, located close to the Salton Sea, is a key environmental mitigation project to serve the needs of wildlife that depend on area surface drains in the Imperial Valley. With the planting of the 9,000 trees now underway, the Managed Marsh will be completed by

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