Secretary Salazar to Join Senator Boxer for Salton Sea Tour


Will Visit National Wildlife Refuge, Discuss Ongoing Restoration Efforts in Imperial Valley


12/13/2012

Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202-208-6416

SALTON CITY, CA— On Friday, December 14, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer to tour the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge area, located in California’s Imperial Valley. Secretary Salazar and Senator Boxer will also be joined by Congressman-elect Raul Ruiz, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor, other federal, state, local officials and stakeholders to discuss restoration efforts in the area and ongoing efforts to build a sustainable water future for the state and people of California.

The brief tour is open to press and will be followed by media availability.

WHO: Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator
Raul Ruiz, U.S. Congressman-elect
Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at Interior
Michael Connor, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner
Mark Toy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Commander  
V. Manuel Perez, Assembly member
WHAT: Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Visit and Discussion
WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2012
2:15pm PDT – Tour begins
WHERE: Red Hill Marina (map here)
(Turn left on Red Hill Marina Rd. about 1.5 miles north of Sinclair Rd.)
Calipatria, CA
RSVP: Credentialed media interested in attending MUST RSVP to Queen Muse (queen_muse@ios.doi.gov) no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on December 13.

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