New Specialty Salton Sea License Plates
First Place: Courtney Donaldson, Palm Springs High School, Teacher-Rebecca Patterson.
Assemblyman Brian Nestande unveiled the winning design of the Salton Sea License Plate Art Contest, on June 21 at the California State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus in the Dick and Jan Oliphant Auditorium. Participating in the ceremony were Dr. Fred Jandt, President of UCSBPD; philanthropist Jim Houston who donated the scholarship prize money; Supervisor Marion Ashley, Peter Nelson from the Salton Sea Board Authority, and Irene Rodriguez from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
This specialty license plate project began when Nestande authored Assembly Bill 1096, which would authorize California Save the Salton Sea license plates; with sale proceeds to be used for restoration of the Sea.
Nestande believes that we have an obligation to restore the Salton Sea, to renew the environment and to bring back the economy. The license plate project helps this in two ways: