Call for restoration

Call for restoration

There are 21 comments on the www.mydesert.com story from Dec 30, 2007, titled Call for restoration. In it, www.mydesert.com reports that:

Longtime Salton City resident Rick Davis intends to save the dying Salton Sea, one gallon of fresh water at a time.

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Sparky

United States

#1 Dec 30, 2007
It’s funny how all of the State Politicos are always saying that they can’t find the money to save the Salton Sea, yet a few years back when San Francisco had an Earthquake during a MLB Series Game the Legislators had no problem of “temporarily” raising the State Sales Tax Rate to cover the costs of rebuilding after that disaster.

If the rest of the State needs the water that Imperial County HAS the water rights too, then let the whole State share in the costs of mitigating the impact on the Salton Sea that the “reallocation” of water is causing. A dead sea certainly qualifies as a disaster the same way the SF Earthquake did.

Unfortunately this is what happens when only 20-25% of the registered voters vote; you get the same incompetent morons running the show, from the local level on up!
Not Listening to Hear-say

United States

#2 Dec 31, 2007
Absolutely right, Sparky!
I guess because we are at the end of Southern California, and so close to the contoversial Mexican border, that everyone wants to ignore that the Salton Sea is in the United States.
What the people in Los Angeles, Nevada, and Arizona don't realize is that they will be breathing the same air we locals will be breathing, if they allow the Sea to dry up.
JUST LIKE OWENS LAKE ONLY A FEW SHORT YEARS AGO, and which is still costing the state of California large amounts of money payable to those affected.
The Salton Sea is three times larger and will be three times, or more, the cost.
HELLO!-- What is everyone thinking?
Good luck Rick Davis (one gallon at a time)-- may be a small impact at first, but definately a large statement. Hopefully, the poloticians will listen and get a grip!
We can't afford (literally) the cost of cleaning up something that can easily be prevented from happening. The Sea has existed for over 100 years. There is a whole lot of stuff under that water that none of us want to breath. IT WON'T JUST STAY IN THE IMPERIAL VALLEY!!!!!
its useless

AOL

#3 Jan 4, 2008
i was impressed with the turnout for "Ric's protest", it was very well attended. I personally was very offended dthat our "elected officials" (for whatever reason) failed to show up. Partically Gary Wyatt, our own board of supervisor, Mrs bono, Bonnie Garcia, etc. YET THESE PEOPLE ARE TELLING US THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR INTRESTS...I dont think so. i sure hope they remember how they failed to help when it was asked for. as for me, I think I might FORGET to vote for them and vote for thier opponent. Of course, I am assumeing the new canidiate will be able to "GIT ER DONE".

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#4 Jan 6, 2008
I agree, it was a great turnout for such a short notice. The only way to get this done is to send me your signature. I will make make your voice heard.That is the only way I can do this.
Signatures are starting to come in just Nation wide. I have some that signed the Petition from other Countries.As you know the SaltonSea is know World Wide. I have sent some fliers home with people across the oceans. I have sent e-mails the same.I am at this time trying to get Celbraties to speak up.
The march is on.First we have to Save what we have before its gone.Sign the petitions.Send me Your Voice(signature). Man, Woman and Child.
The Government broke it now they can fix it! It all started with a promise to Clean Our Sea, 30 years ago!Now they want to take away our Icon. I urge all to get out the word and send me the Voice that can do this.
At the Protest 187 signatures were recieved.Over 187 gallons of fresh water was given to the Sea.
FTG

United States

#5 Jan 6, 2008
Wrenchhand,thanks for taking the point on this.
What else can we do beside signing the patition.
I did`t know about this untill it was over,can we advertise this and do it again.

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#6 Jan 6, 2008
FTG....It seems that a great amount of people want this again. I will see what I can do. Quite a few News Groups are interested also. I will get things set with them and get a date for everyone. I will post the other site every where I can.All that has to be done is click print and mail. I am getting in contact with Sherri N. on this site also.
I can't stress enough Thanks to all on getting on board what we all thought was a sunken ship.This one is sailing. Just e-mail everyone you know and have them pass it on. I couldn't do this without you.
Your signature is your voice.I hear you loud and clear.If you go to any meetings on this just ask them," Why didn't you hear our voice 30 years ago? At that time it was only a clean up!You Broke it,now you fix it! Now hear our Roar!" This is the only visit I am going to give them. I will not wait for an answer for the will come up with more lies.They can explain why all the failed attempts on paper for the PEOPLE to read for themselves.Do not be surprised if you read more lies.Do not be surprised on who wants our Sea to vanish and why.
As you can tell mettings,planning,etc. was a farce from the begining.It was thought to by-pass our Voice and we would accept whatever they stated to us.When we spoke,it went in one ear and out the other. Remember what they did to "Yellow Hair", Custer. Should have listened.
FTG

United States

#7 Jan 6, 2008
Wrench,good work,you have a good thing that could well gain momentun.
Free advice is normaly worth what you pay for it. that said,Wrench you are very good when you stay foucused,don`t let emotion get the best of you, pepole who would lisen and help with your cause turn away when you,or anybody else goes on a rant.
ftg

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#8 Jan 7, 2008
FTG... Only ranting going on is takeing back our Government. Somewhere they lost focus on what they are to do FOR The People and By The People. For those who care it is a simple idea, no fuss no muss.It just made me sad when I talked with people they simply gave up.Some even moveing out of area.
Really is hard to understand how a generation that changed the world, are turning their backs.Baffeling, Heart Breaking,Dumb Founding? But, Their is a new Generation in town,much younger than I, that care!Bravo
Not Listening to Hear-say

United States

#9 Jan 8, 2008
Rick, I have to agree with FTG -- your ranting on Sunday is, quite literally, going to turn people off.
However, you have a good point -- you got some attention -- now you need to stay focused and keep peoples' attention.
You are absolutely right. You have the attention of the media, and by lack of attention from the pressence of the politions, you have even more clout! Make that point! Where were they!
Gary Wyatt really needs to worry in the next election!
Seems the only time he starts visiting Salton City and the West Shores is when it's time for re-election. Good luck next time Gary!
The politicians stating their concern for this area, and then not showing up for a reason to get media attention just shows us that they really do not care -- they are just 'spouting' verbal support; and feel comfortable in their positions. Good luck next time! Media attention, even in a non-election year creates voters -- HELLO!
Something like this takes presence (by self or staff), action, and some show of support in the area. You don't build voters just during an election year!
Where are you who want to be re-elected the next go around? Good luck! WE WILL REMEMBER!!

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#10 Jan 9, 2008
Thanks for the words. I will try to keep my head about me. I'm not done yet. It ain't over til it's over. I might get carried away from time to time.
I am not a Politician, I am though one voice of many. If I rant on then it's because I am Passionate or Obsessed with this project. I wish I knew all the right words but I speak from my heart on this.
We put up with this for 30 years too long! We have been patient long enough. If we do not save the water we have now, all ranting and raving will be for not.
It will be tough for us all to watch the Salton Sea shrink from the cancer of man by doing nothing. One morning when it's too late we are going to look out our windows, sit on our porches and look at an eye sore. Soon we won't be able to touch the waters edge. I will nave to collect donations to but Blue Dye, to paint the the canvas of what once was. Or maybe I can gather the feelings of others(blue), to change the color. I am hoping that it will never come to this. Just try and launch a boat now to get out to the Sea. All launches in Salton City are useless at this time. They haven't even bothered cleaning them! If you have a yearly Ramp Pass, demand your money back.
If you have an idea on how to Restore Our Sea,send it to me. When it gets to that stage we will be prepared to them how simple it is and cheaper it is then their vision. As we speak, their plan is working. Sun(solar)Power,Wind Power are doing their work for them. If I could I would protect a hole in in the Dyke where they blocked off a vein for the water needed. Even if just a pin hole.
What are their future plans for all our Community Economics. A water-way from our communities will not be enough to strengthen any community. The only surviving Marinas will be at the North-East side of the the Sea, for they will be at the waters edge. Condensed the New and Improved Sea will be crowded. If and when you launch a boat here in Salton City, will there be room for you to enjoy your fun in the sun to the North? Swim lanes, just like bike lanes?Red and Green lights just like entering a Freeway?Alot of questions are in the factor, do they have the answers? The main question is. In 25 years will the water-ways from our shores here, still be a factor then? Hey 30 years ago I was only to be a clean up! Think about it? Well I don't know if this is ranting or raving just feel that in the end we all loose?
I will not "SELL OUT" to them. We pay them to listen to us, THE PEOPLE. Speak up now or forever hold your piece. By then it will be too late. I will use my "Star Power" for you, The People and the Future. Wanna Go Fishing, Swimming, Boating.... Got Water?
FTG

United States

#11 Jan 9, 2008
Wrench what did you think of the plan in the last edition of our local rag?
I believe the it was writen be Richard Speed,it seem viable to me,but anything would be better than what they have crammed down our throat now.
As far as ranting it is good to see emotiom and passion,you are not a polised politition/ego-manaic lying product of a illagetimate affair, and it is good to hear.
ftg

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#12 Jan 18, 2008
If you know Richard Speed please have him contact me. Hopfully he still has my e-mail. Thanx..Rick
john birch

AOL

#13 Jan 19, 2008
GOOD LUCK FOLKS ....I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE COLORADA DESERT.......I RETIRED FIVE YEARS AGO AND TRADED MY SURFBOARDS FOR JEEPS.......

I AM FREINDLY WITH CONGRESSMAN BILBRAYS STAFF AND HE KEEPS ME POSTED AS TO THE POLITICAL INTRIQUE WITH THE WATER DISTRICTS......

I AM LOOKING FOR A PEICE OF LAND IN THE DESERT...I SPENT PAST THREE YEARS WITH MY GEAR AT OCTILLO WELLS..NOW IM READY TO SETTLE IN.....I KEEP MY BUNKHOUSE TRAILER AT THE JOHNSON LANDING .....AND VISIT AS OFTEN AS I CAN........

IM CURRENTLY CHECKING OUT DESERT SHORES AND IM IMPRESSED......BUT TO BE HONEST I JUST LOVE ANYTHING AROUND BORREGO SPRINGS......

AS TO THE SALTON SEA ISSUE...WITHOUT SONNY BONO IN OFFICE YOUR HURTING...BUT POLITICAL PRESSURE IS THE WAY TO GO......SERVING ON A CAMPAIGHN STAFF IS THE WAY TO GET CLOUT..THE CLOUT IS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL LEVEL......SO EITHER BOOT BONO MACK..OR HOOK UP WITH OTHER GOP CONGRESSIONAL RACES.......LIKE DUNCAN HUNTERS SON......OR EVEN BRIAN BILBRAY HE IS VERY MUCH INTO DESERT ISSUES......EVEN THOUGH HIS NOV VOTE WASS A PISS OFF.......

KEEP ON TRUCKING FOLKS.....THE SALTON SEA IS A JEWELL,,...AND INVESTING IN THE AREA IS A DEED DONE WELL FOR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN.....
Watching and learning

United States

#14 Feb 1, 2008
I sent a letter to Mark Bagley of the Sierra Club who represented them in the Owens Lake Restoration. Hope he helps us. Where are the hollywood activists ie. Darryl Hannah, Sussane Sommers and others?
FTG wrote:
Wrenchhand,thanks for taking the point on this.
What else can we do beside signing the patition.
I did`t know about this untill it was over,can we advertise this and do it again.
Watching and learning

United States

#15 Feb 1, 2008
Has anyone investigated using the toilet-to-tap method? I understand that Orange County [I hope I have the city right] is investigating this method of pumping 7 million gallons a day of treated sewage water that is clean enough to drink to the west of their main aquifer in the form of a freshwater screen to act as a salinity barrier to prevent ocean water from contaminating it. I am not sure who heads up the project but I am sure it can be found on the net somewhere. Perhaps many of the cities near the sea would consider studying the viability of such a project. Hey Rick I am in the process of purchasing a home on the waterfront and want to know how I can get involved. Please post how and I will contact you! There is hope while I yet breath! I will check back for some information.
Jake

Indio, CA

#16 Feb 3, 2008
I love the out doors. I climb and backpack in California. I also happen to love the desert area were I live with my family (2 hours from the Salton Sea). What I don't understand is why everyone wants to save the Salton Sea so badly. Nature caused the lake to dry up 500 years ago, and the only reason all that water is there now is because of flooding that took place during a unnaturaly wet period of the areas recent history a hundred years ago. It is now drying out AGAIN. This is not global warming, it is the earths present cycle drying up the Salton Sea, and we would be wasting valuable water to try to keep it a lake. Just a different point of view from a nature lover.
AKA SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#17 Feb 3, 2008
A nature lover like yourself certainly must be aware that the Salton Sea is vital to the life of tens of thousands of endangered bird species due to the fact that the sea is a major resting (and nesting) point in the "Pacific Flyway".

What is more important to you: More water for the WASTEFUL big cities with all the their golf courses and landscaped streets with water running down them? or the lives of these endangered species?
SCSD Meeting Attendee

AOL

#18 Feb 6, 2008
Jake wrote:
I love the out doors. I climb and backpack in California. I also happen to love the desert area were I live with my family (2 hours from the Salton Sea). What I don't understand is why everyone wants to save the Salton Sea so badly. Nature caused the lake to dry up 500 years ago, and the only reason all that water is there now is because of flooding that took place during a unnaturaly wet period of the areas recent history a hundred years ago. It is now drying out AGAIN. This is not global warming, it is the earths present cycle drying up the Salton Sea, and we would be wasting valuable water to try to keep it a lake. Just a different point of view from a nature lover.
Jake:
If the Sea goes away, you'll be able to sandblast your home in DHS, without lifting a finger.
Tree Hugger

Sheridan, WY

#19 Feb 8, 2008
The Pacific Flyway may be the "ticket" to get some attention on this. Also, when the Santa Ana winds blow, North San Diego is in the path. Being from there, many fellow tree huggers. The health food store I used to work at would place items of importance on a cork board at the front door. I could do that. Del Mar wants to stop smoking on the street, they would not want dried sea dust!
Pamela

AOL

#20 Apr 30, 2008
Okay
Here it the scoop.Here in the Palm Springs area,we live in nice homes.Many peoplecome here to enjoy Our sun and clear skys when it is raining and cold in other places.
As a child I was down at the sea alot of weekends. My family would camp in the State park,and it was a great time of waterskiing and fishing.Now I work and live here in the Desert,and hear people talk of the smell of the Sea in the summer.
Well I can onlt tell you as the water drops the smell will con't to increase.Then if let to dry the Sulfa smell it be very strong. THe homes in Indian Wells and the surrounding area won't be protected by the mountians. The property valuse will drop. And like befor the Sea came to the valley ,we will be in a new waste land.
Oh by the way,when the Sea bed was not filled (like a lake) it was as marsh like area during the raining months( parts of it). But now with what chemica may have floated into it .It may be alot smeller.
Pamela
Please help Save the Sea!!!!!!!!!!

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