Desert Shores, Salton Sea California.
Restoring Community and Habitat.
The Desert Shores Restoration Project is a community-led restoration that brings water and life back to a dry canal town on the Northwest Shore of California's Salton Sea.
We are working in collaboration with a volunteer group organized through the Community Engineering Corps (COE) out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to create preliminary designs and survey work to help public agencies execute the build of the berm and refilling of Desert Shores.
The COE is a volunteer group that puts students together with professional engineers to help small communities design and implement projects for water quality and other community benefits.
Project goals include:
*Place a berm at the mouth of the Desert Shores Canals.
*Pump water in to refill canals.
*Work toward a higher quality water source for habitat and restoration, either by transfer or local supply.
*Create and maintain high-quality habitat for birds, fish and people.
Though the state has allocated funding for their agencies to build the berm, that money has not made it to the locals or property owners for much-needed property improvements. First, we're raising funds for a sustainable water supply on our land in Desert Shores.
As first phase of our restoration center site, water supply on our Capri lot will let us:
Support community garden with tree and native vegetation growth
Support fish farming