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Posted by Laraine Turk · February 21, 2017 1:46 PM
The Desert Sun Editorial Board has published an opinion piece criticizing Governor Jerry Brown's request for federal assistance to develop the Eagle Crest pumping station project. This is the "giant battery in the desert" hydroelectric project proposed for the Eagle Mountain Mine lands at the southeast border of Joshua Tree National Park. The privately owned mine area was not included in the recent study recommending return of about 22,000 acres of nearby land back to the National Park. Read the Desert Sun editorial to learn more about why the project is "not a wise use of precious desert water." You can also read more about the Eagle Crest project by scanning past articles on MBCA's Water Issues page.
MBCA's Ruth Denison Environmental Conservation Scholarship is available for the first time for 2017 high school graduates entering a college or university in Fall 2017. The $500 scholarship is available through a generous bequest from Ruth Denison, a long-time supporter of the association.
The Black Rock Symposium is a panel-based discussion on relevant topics affecting Joshua Tree National Park and Gateway Communities. This month's topic is "How to Make Your Voice Heard on Conservation Issues in an Uncertain Political Climate." Read more on the Joshua Tree National Park Association webpage. The program is free, but please register in advance via the Association's webpage.