MCAS Community Program - SEP 18th - The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea:
A New Vision and Why it is so Important to Birds

PRESENTER: Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon California
WHEN: Monday, SEPTEMBER 18th, beginning at 7 pm
WHERE: SLO Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion in El Chorro Park

From Audubon California: “The Salton Sea is one of the most important places for birds in North America and is in danger of losing its ecological value. If it does, we will lose a vital part of the Pacific Flyway and face a toxic dust bowl that will threaten public health for more than a million Californians.” In 2017, the Salton Sea will lose its water inputs from the Colorado River, which will dramatically shrink the sea and result in a rapid rise in salinity. Andrea Jones will speak about why the Salton is so important, and what can be done to keep it as a habitat for birds.

Andrea Jones leads Audubon California’s coastal programs and works with staff and the network of Audubon chapters across the state to implement conservation projects at high priority to Important Bird Areas (IBAs). She oversees efforts in priority bird species and serves as the spokeswoman for bird conservation across California. Andrea received her M.S. in Wildlife Conservation/Ornithology and her B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a past member of Morro Coast Audubon.

All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

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NOTE: this program replaces the originally scheduled Bats program that has been moved to Monday, November 20th.