Friday, 25 January 2013

Desert Blooms, old photos, you and the One a Days

Quite the eclectic mix there.

I have updated the Old Photos gallery!! So that covers Desert Blooms and old photos in one fell swoop: two flies with one fly swat. Boom.

Click here for the Old Photos!

Come and participate in the Salton Sea Speaks: I have a couple of interviews in the pipeline but would love to hear from you and your story and photos at the Salton Sea. Please get in touch! info(at)
Your space, your stories, your photos, you get credited. If you are not sure where to start please email and I will send you a list of questions that are always burning on my mind.

Lastly, the One a Day Picker Uppers also known as the One a Days. Not specifically Salton Sea related, but the idea is simple and is as important here at the Salton Sea as anywhere else:

If Everyone were to pick up One piece of litter Every Time One leaves the house for the rest of this year, could You imagine what a Difference that would make to our streets and landscapes? 

Happy January and all that!

Monday, 14 January 2013

What do a flipflop, a dolls head, lots of disintegrating plastic bags, and old metal springs have in common?

They were all found at a mini clean-up, which took place in Salton City on the 13th of January at Johnson's Landing, also known as West Shores RV Park. Johnson's Landing is right at the shores of the Salton Sea and when people do come to visit this town they usually drive down to the pier there and stand there gazing out onto the Salton Sea and its vastness.

It was supposed to be a super cold day (for the desert...) but instead it turned out to be beautiful. The area around Johnson's Landing is quite large and there are areas which are covered in litter. Just the other day, there was a massive wind storm and I am sure that this past wind storm was responsible for picking up more  loose lying litter.

However, there were also items that were half buried, which looked like they have been there for at least twenty years. They would have still be covered in water until not too long ago. Most of the area we were working on had been covered since the floods in the late 70's, but over the last few years have become more and more exposed due to the receding water levels. 

Johnson's Landing has always been one of my favourite places to visit. It was the first stop I made the first time I came to Salton City.

Thank you to:
Lily Hefner, Jeanette Rockey, Ivan Soto, Andrew Lawrence, Ed Hoffman, Russell Schneider, George Mohoff for participating!

Thank you to Imperial Visions for your support!!!! If you have any illegal dumping (or other illegal activities such as agricultural burning, dust nuisance, confined animal spaces), to report, please visit  . Their intention is connect the community who is effected by, for example illegal dumping, with the authorities who are responsible for doing something about it.




May I present...

Lily and Jeanette all the way from Julian!

Lily and Jeannette


Russell bringing in the bags!

George, Ed and Russell 
Thank you to the volunteers!! Nice work! More clean-ups to come.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Salton Sea - University of Redlands

A current video on the Salton Sea by none other than the respected and amazing Professor Tim Krantz from University of Redlands who also put together the "Salton Sea Atlas".

Excellent footage and excellent explanation of this complex area and what needs to be done!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

The One a Day Picker Uppers

The concept is simple:

 If Everyone were to pick up One piece of litter
Every Time One leaves the house for the rest of this year,
could You imagine what a Difference that would make to
Our streets and landscapes?

 Found, 5th January, 2013 on a hike through the Anza Borrego Desert. Someone probably playing Soldier.

Please join and participate in the One a Day. It does not take much time or effort. If you find anything interesting, weird, fun, post on the wall of the event!
Invite friends and family and spread the word.