Issues in the Morongo Basin
Our environment, our lives, are a web, made up of many dynamic, interacting parts. MBCA is unique in the Morongo Basin for not limiting itself to a single conservation issue but instead attempting to see the Basin, and its parts, as a whole.
MBCA started out in 1969 as the "Morongo Basin Scenic Committee", in response to a proposal to bisect the Basin with transmission lines. In the years since MBCA has worked on many local issues, including air quality, waste, wildlife, vegetation, clear-cutting, and - yes, transmission lines again. MBCA continues to serve as a meeting place and a clearing house on the many issues that contribute to the whole of our Basin environment.
There are many challenges in keeping a community healthy, and MBCA needs you to be actively involved. One of our successful strategies has been to foster the efforts of concerned citizens and help them organize to make a change on a particular issue, such as with our early sponsorship of Community ORV Watch and the problem of off-road-vehicle abuse. If you have an idea or a concern and would like guidance, feedback, or support, come to MBCA and see if there are others who share your concern. We can't do anything "for" you, but we may well be able to do something "with" you.
On our Issues pages you will find lots of information and links on your area of interest, as well as opportunities to join MBCA members in making a difference.