FATIMA RAMIREZ/Coachella Unincorporated
THERMAL, Calif. — Eastern Coachella Valley residents will soon have the opportunity to learn more and receive information empowering them to take on the environmental issues affecting them daily.
The Inaugural Environmental Health Leadership Summit — taking place at Desert Mirage High School on February 23, 2013 – is geared toward providing residents with the tools they need to improve their environmental health.
According to Eduardo Guevara, associate director of Promotores Comunitarios del Desierto and an event organizer, “The summit is not only about the Salton Sea, it is also about residents closing the breach with the government agencies, so in the near future, they can be part of not only the discussion but the decision-making process.”
In addition to the Salton Sea, topics on the agenda include water quality, dumping, drainage, and the health effects arising from each of these.
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