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    Eblast September 12 2017

    OHMVR legislation: SB 249 & AB 159
     
    Dear MBCA Members and Supporters,
    MAKE CALLS TO YOUR LEGISLATOR TODAY!
     
    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:
     
     
    Sincerely,
    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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  • Upcoming events

    Monday, October 09, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Joshua Tree Community Center in Joshua Tree, CA

    Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting

    The Morongo Basin MAC meets monthly (except August and December).  Agendas and minutes can be accessed via the Third District Supervisor's MAC page. We will post here the agenda when it becomes available, usually late in the prior week.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Hi Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley, CA

    Morongo Basin Historical Society Lecture

    Land of Little Rain:  Mary Hunter Austin  
    The speaker is author Walter Feller, a California-based nature and wildlife photographer who documents the Mojave Desert.  
     
    ($5 donation)

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  • commented 2017-09-07 16:16:00 -0700
    That should read thank you for keeping me informed…….sorry about that!
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