Eblast October 29, 2017

  • Emergency Meeting on Joshua Tree National Park Fee Hikes:     Thursday, November 2nd
  • San Bernardino County Community Plan Town Hall Meeting:     Monday, November 6th
Dear MBCA Members and Supporters,
Emergency Meeting on Park Fee Increases
The National Parks Conservation Association is convening a public meeting on the evening of Thursday, November 2 at the Mojave Desert Land Trust headquarters in Joshua Tree. This is an opportunity to discuss the fee increase and suggest avenues for public activism. Here is the National Park Press  Release about the seasonal fee increases. Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will be attending in an informational role.
WHEN:  Thursday, November 2, 6:30 PM
WHERE:  Mojave Desert Land Trust HQ, 60124 Twentynine Palms Highway, JT.
MOST IMPORTANT: public comment period is Oct. 24 to November 23, 2017. This NPS webpage contains a summary of the fee changes and the link to public comment, or send your comments by mail to NPS, Recreation Fee Program, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop: 2346 Washington, DC 20240
REMINDER: Countywide & Community Plans Town Hall Meeting
In preparation for making public comments on the San Bernardino County Countywide Plan EIR, MBCA encourages you to attend an informational Town Hall Meeting:
WHENMonday November 6; 5:00 PM
WHERE: Joshua Tree Community Center - 6171 Sunburst St.
MBCA Director Pat Flanagan will lead a discussion with the goal of lessening confusion and frustration around the revision of the Countywide Plan and specific Community Plans. She will take questions from the audience and provide guidance on how to best achieve communities’ interests by ensuring the 2007 Community Plans are updated and that essential areas will be studied in the EIR for the Community Wide Plan.  (Read the 2007 Countywide EIR .)
Make a difference in future conservation, land use and economic development policies! Send written comments BY NOV. 20th:
Re: San Bernardino Countywide Plan comment
Mail: Karen Watkins, San Bernardino County Planning Dept., 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., first floor, San Bernardino, CA. 92415-0110
(sign and print your name if using U.S. Mail, and include your street address)
And don’t forget to attend our Zero Net Energy Desert-Wise Living program THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4.
Sarah Kennington, MBCA President

Your 2017 MBCA Board 
David Fick, Vice President                            Steve Bardwell, Treasurer    
Marina West, Recording Secretary               Pat Flanagan, Director          
Meg Foley, Director                                       Ruth Rieman, Director
Claudia Sall, Director for Events                   Seth Shteir, Director
Laraine Turk, Director
MBCA advocates for a healthy desert environment
that nurtures the region’s rural character, cultural wealth 
and economic well-being.

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