“Wildlife of the Salton Sea” photo contest

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San Bernardino Museum Salton Sea

NORTH SHORE, CA -The Sea and Desert Interpretive Association is sponsoring a photo contest based on the photographer’s ability to capture the Sea’s abundant wildlife. The contest, named “Wildlife of the Salton Sea” is now open to photographers of all ages, from amateurs to professionals.

Since the Salton Sea is teeming with wildlife, the association is eager to capture this splendor through the eyes of photographers, the association says that the images are endless.

Winning photos will be on display at the Salton Sea State Park Visitors Center, included in the 2014 Wildlife of the Salton Sea Calendar and they will receive a calendar and recognition.

Submission deadline: Dec. 1.

Send entries via email to connie@seaanddesert.org (photo contest in subject line) or by mail to:

Photo Contest

Sea and Desert Interpretive Association

100-225 State Park Road

North Shore, CA 92254

Along with photo, submit full name, address, phone number and location of photo.

For more information call: (760) 289-9455

Photos will not be returned. All submitted photos become the property of the Sea and Desert Interpretive Association, and gives the Sea and Desert Interpretive Association the right to publish the photo and the name of the photographer.

The Sea and Desert Interpretive Association (SDIA) is a non-profit organization partnered with the California Department of Parks and Recreation for the betterment of the Salton Sea region.

The Salton Sea is 13 miles wide, 33 miles long, and is California’s largest body of water. It is home to fish such as the endangered Desert Pup Fish and to millions of Tilapia.

Over 400 species of birds make the Salton Sea area their winter home.

SDIA helps to raise funds to keep open the Salton Sea State Recreation Area, and to educate the public as to the importance of restoring, preserving and protecting the Salton Sea.

The association promotes activities that interpret the natural and historical resources of the area, and also operates the Visitors Center, Camp Store, and kayak rentals. SDIA’s many activities and efforts are supported by a dynamic corps of volunteers.

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