For those who live in Southern California we all are familiar with the Salton Sea. For those who live in the Imperial Valley area, are very familiar with the smell of the Salton Sea.
The sea is slowly evaporating each year, leaving behind a salinity of 4.0 and increasing. It’s more salty than our oceans and the only fish that survive there are tilapia and even those are dying off. The sea is not only home to the tilapia, but it’s also home to over 380 species of birds that migrate during the seasons.
We can’t afford to lose this place that many birds and fish call home. It would be a disaster if that would ever happen. So what’s being done to save our sea? Lots of talk and no action I’m afraid. Sure, there have been plans drawn up to restore the sea, but it would take over 25 years to complete and by that time the sea would be gone.
What can we do? Well, we can bring more attention to this cause and make a difference. If the ALS foundation can raise money by getting celebrities to do the bucket challenge why can’t friends of the Salton Sea. We can start the #SaltonSeaChallenge and get people to pour huge amounts of salt into a bucket along with water and dump it on them, crazy?
One person who is making a difference is Randy Brown. He has this crazy idea of walking the entire distance of the sea, which is 116 miles in 120 degree heat next year. Now that’s dedication!
If you’re interested in supporting this crazy adventure (and you should be) please check out his site and make a donation to the cause. http://www.saltonseawalk.com
We all have to start somewhere!