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Imperial Valley Desert Museum “Breaking Point” Event

Eastern Shore of the Salton Sea. Photo Courtesy Terry Weiner

The Desert Protective Council invites you to join us at the exciting Imperial Valley Desert Museum in Ocotillo, CA, for the screening of an award-winning 2015 film, Breaking Point. The excellent hour-long documentary on the Salton Sea, in Imperial County California, can be viewed on Saturday September 24th or Saturday October 1st at 3PM.

Breaking Point details the human and geologic history of the Salton Sea, including the decades of boom and bust resort development, as well as the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on studies about how to save this important body of water from shrinking and becoming too salty to support life.

The film also describes in vivid detail the current politics and condition of the Salton Sea, and the air quality disaster that will befall the residents of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys if the shorelines continue to dry and become exposed to the high desert winds. The filmmakers share the fascinating range of current project proposals that could provide funding to help save the Sea.

DPC is proud to sponsor this event. We are especially privileged to have Christian Schonemann, from the Sonny Bono Salton Sea Natural Wildlife Refuge and Bruce Wilcox, Assistant Secretary of Salton Sea Action Committee, CA Resources Agency attending to answer questions about the Salton Sea after the film.

The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is a must-see, so come early if you are able. The museum exhibits introduce the visitor to the Native American cultural history of Imperial Valley and to the fascinating plants and animals of the area. You will learn about the important agriculture, and other products, produced throughout the Imperial Valley region.

The Imperial Valley Desert museum is located on the frontage road just south of the Ocotillo Exit of Interstate 8. The museum is at the foot of the Inkopa and Jacumba Mountains. You can’t miss the freeway exit as the area is surrounded by 575 ft. tall wind turbines.

RSVPs are appreciated. Please call Head Museum curator, Anne Morgan at 760-358-7016 to reserve your seat or with any questions. 
Hope to see you there!

Breaking Point Film Event Details:
Saturday, September 24 and Saturday October 1 at 3pm
Imperial Valley Desert Museum, 11 Frontage Road, Ocotillo, CA
No admission fee, donations are welcome.