The End of the Altamira ProjectPosted by Laraine Turk · May 12, 2019 4:17 PMContinue reading → Add your reaction Share"THANK YOU - IT IS DONE AND WE HAVE WON!"
Eblast May 2, 2019Posted by Laraine Turk · May 04, 2019 8:42 AMContinue reading → Add your reaction Share
- Submit your Desert-Wise Living Essay!
- Stop Cadiz! Support SB-307
- Alta Mira Development Defeated!
- Paradise Valley Development Threatens Joshua Tree National Park!
- West Mojave Route Network Project (WEMO) Land Use Plan Amendment published
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) workshop: Yucca Valley, May 18, 2019
EBlast August 9, 2018Posted by Laraine Turk · August 11, 2018 12:49 PMContinue reading → Add your reaction Share
- Cadiz / Assembly Bill 1000
- Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Project
- San Bernardino County RECE 4.10
- Altamira Gated Community Project
- Joshua Tree Solar Project
Eblast May 31, 2017Posted by Laraine Turk · June 01, 2017 7:12 AMContinue reading → Add your reaction Share
- Altamira Gate Community Housing Project
- Joshua Tree Airport solar project
- Eagle Crest Gen-Tie Project
- Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Act: Senate Bill 249
- Protecting Integrity of National Monuments
Altamira Project On HoldPosted by Laraine Turk · April 02, 2017 12:00 PMContinue reading → Add your reaction Share
While we cannot say that there has been an end to plans for the Alta Mira housing project in the Friendly Hills area of Joshua Tree, the JT 105 Alliance citizens' group has informed MBCA that the developers have recently offered the project land for sale. Below is an update from the Alliance and also links to some of the documents involved in the ongoing legal efforts to stop or change the plan for the Alta Mira Housing Development in the Friendly Hills area of Joshua Tree.
Nov. 3 Planning Commission Meeting CommentaryPosted by Laraine Turk · November 06, 2016 2:48 PMContinue reading → Add your reaction ShareMBCA Board member Pat Flanagan shares her impressions of the Community Plan portion of the Planning Commission Meeting:
MBCA Opinion Piece in Hi Desert StarPosted by Laraine Turk · October 31, 2016 9:30 AMAdd your reaction Share
Read MBCA's editorial published in the Hi Desert Star on October 29, 2016. It describes the problems with the County Supervisors' decision about the Altamira Housing Development and the lawsuit that has been filed by Joshua Tree residents.
MBCA's Alta Mira Housing Project EditorialPosted by Laraine Turk · October 29, 2016 12:00 PMAdd your reaction ShareRead MBCA's editorial in the Hi Desert Star on October 29, 2016. It describes the problems with the County Supervisors' decision about the Altamira Housing Development and the lawsuit that has been filed by Joshua Tree residents.
Supervisors Deny Altamira Project AppealPosted by Laraine Turk · September 28, 2016 12:00 PMContinue reading → Add your reaction Share
Tuesday, September 27 - San Bernardino County Supervisors voted 3-2 to deny the appeal, thereby approving the Altamira Housing project to go forward.
Supervisors Altamira Hearing ReportPosted by Laraine Turk · September 14, 2016 12:00 PMContinue reading → Add your reaction ShareREPORT ON THE SUPERVISORS' HEARING ON YV105 LLP,
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Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Inspiration Contest Winners 2023Congratulations to the winners of the Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Inspiration Contest!In this year’s Contest, we asked Tour participants to submit their reactions to the Tour in either a short essay or a visual creation.Winner of the essay category and a $200 gift certificate to Unique Nursery in Joshua Tree is Allie Irwin. Here is her essay, which captures so well the spirit of discovery, as well as lessons learned, that MBCA...
MBCA Comments on Golden Current Solar ProjectMBCA has submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management's Las Vegas Field Office about the proposed Golden Current Solar Project's effects on bird migration. Research shows that birds are killed near solar installations because they are attracted to reflective panels they perceive as water. This solar project plus three others nearby would create an excessive array of danger for birds. MBCA's letter includes graphic data of bird presence in the...
MBCA Awards Scholarships to Three Local High School SeniorsMorongo Basin Conservation Association has awarded college scholarships to three local graduating high school seniors. All three high schools in the Morongo Unified School District are represented this year.Recipients were selected from a competitive pool of applicants with demonstrated commitments to include conservation and environmental interests in their education and career plans. Each $1,000 scholarship goes toward the student's higher education expenses in the 2023-24 academic year. MBCA's Conservation Scholarship is the continuation of...
MBCA Supports Water Conservation Landscaping ActMBCA joined more than 40 local, state, and national organizations in support of California Assemblymember Laura Friedman's AB 1573, the Water Conservation in Landscaping Act, introduced on February 17 and currently referred to the Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. Issues addressed include improvements to the existing model ordinance, and overall the bill's provisions would set "the strongest level of water conservation requirements for new or major rehabilitated non-residential landscapes." Read the letter and the bill....
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Eblast March 20, 2023Wonder Inn Project to be considered by Planning Commission Flamingo 640 Glamping Project has been appealed! 2023 Desert Wise Living Landscape Tour
A Change in Direction for Cadiz Water Project?Speaking at an water industry event at the Salton Sea near Mecca on Monday, March 27, Scott Slater, the CEO of Cadiz, Inc, the company that wants to sell water from the Cadiz aquifer for enormous financial gain, shared that the company is considering piping water "to bring water to disadvantaged communities within our reach." Slater also revealed efforts "to pursue a relationship with the Salton Sea Authority...and the Torres...
Wonder Inn Resort Proposal Denied by Planning CommissionIn a 4-0 vote, San Bernardino County Planning Commissioners denied the Wonder Inn project opposed by MBCA and hundreds of Morongo Basin area residents. Almost 50 citizens made their comments in person at the meeting. The citizens' group Stop Wonder Inn spent a year doing research to demonstrate how the project if built would have significant negative repercussions not only for Wonder Valley but the entire Morongo Basin. MBCA's initial...
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