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IVAN Using Crowdsourcing from the My Desert News

IVAN is making headlines this month in a variety of ways. One of them being an article written by Ian James, and Environmental Reporter for the MyDesert.com website. Ian's writing on the subject matter was very clear and incorporated some great quotes from the IVAN team and partners. He also captured the overall structure and purpose of the work that is being done in the Imperial and Coachella Valley. Thank you for the support.

Here's a blurb from the article:

“I think it really serves as a valuable model for other regions in California,” said Phoebe Seaton, an attorney with the organization California Rural Legal Assistance. She said crowdsourcing can be particularly useful in rural areas as a way of stimulating more reporting of local environmental problems and boosting communication between communities and government agencies.

See the Full article here: http://voices.mydesert.com/2013/05/10/using-crowdsourcing-to-map-environmental-hazards/