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    Eblast September 12 2017

    OHMVR legislation: SB 249 & AB 159
    Dear MBCA Members and Supporters,
    WHY: OHV damage is outpacing California’s ability to repair and regulate OHV use.
    The Assembly votes tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13th
    The Senate votes this Friday, September 15th
    MBCA has supported Community OHV Watch (COW) since their inception. COW and many other conservation partners have worked diligently for a better balance of OHV recreation interests and the protection of our state’s natural resources.
    SB 249 and SB 159 will reform California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle recreation and repair, reduce, and prevent OVH damage to California’s natural and cultural resources. Last reauthorized 10 years ago – it has become clear the program needs to include improved natural resource management techniques, oversight by the Department, and increased funding for project that repair lands damaged from motorized recreation.
    This legislation will protect natural resources from illegal riding and environmental degradation and will continue to improve OHMVR (off-road motor vehicle registration) funding for enforcement and landscape restoration.
    Urge your representatives to vote YES on SB 249 & SB 159!
    Residents in the Morongo Basin call:
    Assemblyman Chad Mayes – Rancho Mirage office (760) 346-6342; Sacramento office (916) 319-2042
    Senator Jean Fuller – Sacramento office (916) 651-4016
    Sample wording for calls:
    "I am a voting constituent in your district, and I'm calling to urge Assembly Member/Senator [NAME] to vote YES on SB 249, California's OHV Reform Bill. SB 249 has been amended to address priority needs for OHV Program reform. The Morongo Basin Conservation Association, our partner organizations, the State Parks Department, and the Governor's office all support this bill. Please join them in support and vote YES on SB 249. Thank you."
    For information on OHV reform bills SB 249 & AB 159:
    Sarah Kennington, MBCA President
    Your 2017 MBCA Board 
    David Fick, Vice President                             Steve Bardwell, Treasurer    
    Marina West, Recording Secretary                Pat Flanagan, Director          
    Meg Foley, Director                                        Ruth Rieman, Director
    Claudia Sall, Director for Events                    Laraine Turk, Director
    MBCA advocates for a healthy desert environment
    that nurtures the region’s rural character, cultural wealth 
    and economic well-being.


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  • commented 2017-09-07 16:16:00 -0700
    That should read thank you for keeping me informed…….sorry about that!
  • commented 2017-09-07 16:15:25 -0700
    Thankmtounformkeeping me informed!
  • commented 2017-07-12 21:28:54 -0700
    Thank You. this new Events service is much appreciated.