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Welcome to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association.  

MBCA advocates for a healthy desert environment that nurtures our rural character, cultural wealth and economic well-being.

If you share that vision, join us.

 

CELEBRATE THE CALIFORNIA DESERT PROTECTION ACT AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK!  

Learn about the upcoming celebrations at the CalDesert20.org website!


September 2014

The Alta Mira Gated Community proposed for 105 acres Joshua Tree is attempting a come-back. This ill-conceived development is not appropriate given its scale and density, especially since it would wrap around two sides of the Friendly Hills Elementary School. Traffic is one of several impacts of concern. This development will be discussed at the MAC (Municipal Advisory Committee) meeting on Monday, September 8th : JT Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Ave, Joshua Tree.

Thanks to those who attended the September MAC meeting to share your concerns!

Thanks to the work of MBCA Directors working the County Planning Department, support documents about the Alta Mira Project are available on this website. Review the documents, read MBCA's assessment and learn how to register your comments to the County Planners.

Public comments on the Alta Mira project are still being accepted as of September 16, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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commented 2014-09-10 20:11:48 -0700
The new website is looking good!
commented 2014-09-09 11:23:41 -0700
Hey that’s an idea – when the units don’t sell as homes the developers can repurpose the project as a prison! The good news that we heard at the MAC meeting last night is that the public comment period has been extended 30 days. More time for us to get the word out & let folks know how important it is to express opposition to County Planning. This project certainly warrants a CEQA report to avoid the great potential for unfortunate impacts to the landscape & community we love and work to protect!
commented 2014-09-09 10:56:05 -0700
Site looks great. Let’s beat back the Altamira Project, we don’t need something that looks like a Minimum Security Prison on paper.
commented 2014-09-05 10:42:00 -0700
Great to know you’re with us, Tom! Pat Flanagan gets many gold stars for the work she did researching Alta Mira. That should get a lot of folks in the Basin’s attention and hopefully plenty of response to County Planning demanding that housing project is rejected.
commented 2014-09-04 10:50:04 -0700
Thanks for all you do for our community!
commented 2014-04-25 17:32:50 -0700
It’s looking good.
followed this page 2014-04-16 07:03:08 -0700
commented 2013-10-01 10:17:55 -0700
Glad to become new members.
commented 2013-09-17 13:46:21 -0700
Site is looking great!
commented 2013-09-17 07:34:41 -0700
Nice job, web team!
Morongo Basin Conservation Association
Looking after the environmental and economic health of the Morongo Basin since 1969