Welcome to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association. MBCA advocates for the healthy desert environment that nurtures the region's rural character, cultural wealth and economic well-being. If you share that vision, join us.
On March 11 the Los Angeles Times published an editorial titled "Green power runs up against desert conservation in California," a response to the San Bernardino County Supervisors' vote in favor of RECE 4.10. As MBCA supporters know, RECE 4.10 offers protection to rural desert communities from large-scale renewable energy developments. While the Times editorial in part acknowledges the needs of rural desert communities, it concludes by saying that California needs both rooftop and large-scale energy developments. A response by MBCA Director Pat Flanagan provides detailed reasons for why inappropriately-placed large-scale projects in the desert can harm rural communities. The photo illustrates a dust storm in Joshua Tree near a solar field just west of Copper Mountain College.
Local botanist and Executive Director of the Summertree Institute Robin Kobaly will lead this all-day outing in Big Morongo Canyon and nearby areas to observe a variety of plant communities and learn about the area's natural history. Be prepared to hike 3-5 miles. There is no fee but enrollment is limited. Find out more details and register through the CNPS Mojave Chapter's website Event Page.
Join Sky's the Limit botanist Darrell for a tour of the Nature Center's wildflowers. Free, no registration required.
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