Salton Sea Restoration

The Salton Sea, the largest lake in California, faces major environmental problems as the sea dries up due to reduced inflows. A specialty license plate has been created to raise funds for the restoration of this beautiful landmark. However, 7,500 orders are required before the state will begin producing these license plates. Please help us save the Salton Sea for future generations by ordering now.

The Salton Sea Plates are $50 initially (non-personalized) and then $40 to renew. If you would like it personalized, the fee is $98 initially and $78 to renew. This is an additional cost to your license plate and will be added to your car registration form. Reservation form must be mailed with corresponding payment in the form of a check, money order or cashier’s check. Please visit the Salton Sea License Plate website for more information or to download the reservation form.

Once the minimum of 7,500 pre-paid orders has been reached, the names and deposits will be given to the DMV to begin creating the plate. If the plate orders do not reach 7,500 within the first year, the State will refund your money or you can leave your deposit and wait for a second year to see if the plate will reach 7,500 orders and be produced.

The sooner we reach the magic number of 7,500 pre-paid orders, the sooner you will have your special plate. The DMV estimates that Salton Sea plates will be produced and issued within one year of 7,500 plates being sold.

Proceeds will go into a designated fund to be administered by the Salton Sea Authority to benefit the Salton Sea’s restoration.

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Eduardo Garcia: “The clock is ticking” on the Salton Sea

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is concerned about the deterioration of the Salton Sea and the impact that’s having on the people who live in the region. “Water transfers, scheduled in 2017, will increase the rate at which the sea declines,” said Assemblymember Garcia. “Approximately 400,000 people in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys will be harmed by the estimated 33% increase in the amount of fine windblown dust from exposed playa at the sea”. That’s why Asssemblymember Garcia wrote Assembly Bill 1095. AB 1095 requires the Natural Resources Agency to report to the legislature by March 31, 2016 on eligible shovel ready Salton Sea restoration projects. Learn more in this Assembly Web Report.

How You Can Help Restore the Salton Sea

(Palm Springs, CA) – The deterioration of the Salton Sea and the impact that’s having on the people who live in the region is a real cause for concern. But Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) says now you can help return California’s largest lake to its previous beauty by joining other Californians who are buying Salton Sea license plates for your car. Assemblymember Garcia says the sale of the Salton Sea license plate will partial fund the Salton Sea Restoration Project. However, 7,500 orders are required before the state will begin producing these license plates. Learn more in this Assembly Access video.