Unfortunately, the Senate Appropriations Committee decided not to forward SB 120 for a Senate vote. Supporters believe it would have passed. Read a comprehensive news report about the SB 120 non-vote in the Desert Sun and a shorter overview about the SB 120 vote at Mojave Watch.
The September Museum Brown Bag Lunch topic is "Preserving Habitat for Rockhounds in the Mojave Desert" by Lisbet Thoresen, a rockhound advocate of preserving recreational opportunities for casual amateur collecting, or rockhounding, on public lands. More information may be found on the Museum's Event Page. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a Museum Member or sponsor. Beverages are provided.
If you live or work in Joshua Tree, or have an interest in this important part of Joshua Tree's infrastructure, join the Joshua Basin Water District staff for a tour. "You'll never look at tap water the same after this insightful and hugely informative experience. See your District 'up close and personal." RSVP's are required: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.821.5716. The number of participants is limited.
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