Environmental Summit to Empower Residents Feb. 23

Feb. 17, 2013 / By

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The view from Lawson Dump. Photo: IVAN DELGADO/Coachella Unincorporated

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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Coachella Unincorporated is a Youth Media Startup in the East Coachella Valley, funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of The California Endowment and operated by New America Media in San Francisco. The purpose of the project is to report on issues in the community that can bring about change. Coachella Unincorporated refers to the region youth journalists cover but also to the unincorporated communities of the Eastern Valley with the idea to “incorporate” the East Valley into the mainstream Coachella Valley mindset.