Who We Are
The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is a totally volunteer 501(c)3, community-based, California Nonprofit Corporation, incorporated in 1969 and dedicated to preserving the economic and environmental welfare of the Morongo Basin. We have a vision that many Basin residents share:
- Healthy environment
- Rural Character
- Prosperous communities
- Cultural wealth
How We Do It
We focus on:
- Education and information
- Collaborative efforts with citizens, officials, and other organizations
- Support of community-based organizing and solutions
Author/Botanist Robin Kobaly and guests at the 2020 MBCA Annual Meeting. Photo by Stacy Doolittle
MBCA's Annual Meeting is held each year in late January and includes both a review of MBCA's accomplishments and goals and a content program about relevant current issues. Screen a video of the 2021 Annual Meeting which was focused on Carbon in the Earth's Atmosphere with JPL Scientist Dr. AnnMarie Eldering. Our 2022 Annual Meeting presentation was titled "The Last Joshua Tree? Climate Change and the Future of this Iconic Species" by Chris Clarke and Brendan Cummings.
MBCA's premier event, the Desert-Wise Living Landscape Tour, takes place during a weekend in late April. Check out our virtual video tours for 2020 and 2021.
Photos (c) 2020 Heather Sommerfield
September or October
A Desert-Wise Living Program (lecture or workshop) is presented on a Saturday during one of these fall months. Here is a report about the October 2019 fall lecture about the future of water in the Basin.