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SALTON SEA SUMMIT

UC RIVERSIDE/ PALM DESERT CAMPUS - OCTOBER 17-18, 2019

TOURS - Wednesday, October 16

Salton Sea Birding Tour

See the Salton Sea’s fall bird community! We will carpool to 2-3 sites along the north shore, including 84th St. and Salton Sea.

 

Meet outside the Starbucks at the Arco travel center at 66th St. and Hwy. 86 at 12:45, to leave at 1 PM sharp Wednesday, October 16.  Address:  Starbucks at the Arco, 90480 66th Ave, Mecca, CA 92254. The tour will end at the conference reception at around 4 PM. We can return people to their cars at about 7 PM when the reception ends. Restrooms available at Salton Sea SRA and North Shore. 

 

Bring: Binoculars, hat, water/bottle, sunglasses, hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes.

 

Please RSVP to Dan Cooper by October 14. Contact Dan if you have questions or would like more information.

Photo courtesy of Dan Cooper

Salton Sea Tour

Wednesday, October 16

2:50 - 3:00 pm

Meet at Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge and pick up 10-20 participants (would start at 1p)
Drive to Red Hill Bay, air quality sites/hike red hill
Drive to Mud Pots (over bridge)
Mud Pots
Drive to Management Marsh and stop along McDonald Rd
Drive back to Wildlife Refuge

12:45 pm

1:10 - 2:00 pm

2:00 - 2:10 pm

2:10 - 2:30 pm

2:35 - 2:50 pm

RSVP to Susie Carrillo no later than Sun, Oct 13.
 

Please note: Registered summit participants can join the Salton Sea Tour.  There will be moderate walking/hiking – hats, sunscreen and sturdy closed-toed shoes required.

Directions to Sonny Bono Salton Sea Wildlife Refuge from Coachella Valley:
Ave 66 east to Hwy 111; continue south on Hwy 111 to Sinclair Rd; turn right and continue west to the Refuge entrance.