E-Blast: January 15, 2017

  • MBCA Annual Meeting and Water Symposium – Jan. 28, 2017
  • Return Eagle Mountain Lands to JTN
  • Stop 2,220 home development - Mission Creek
  • Apple Valley’s Habitat Conservation Pla
  • Renewable Energy News – CA.’s RE Transmission Initiative
 
 
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Supporting our National Park

In support of our treasured Joshua Tree National Park, MBCA has sent a letter to Senator Feinstein and Congressman Cook encouraging them to fund the backlog of maintenance needs across the National Park Service locations.  The letter points out the direct link between a healthy National Park and a healthy local economy.
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New Comment on California's Renewable Energy Planning

MBCA continues to keep an eye on California's Renewable Energy planning process.  In this letter crafted by our Board member Pat Flanagan, MBCA comments on concerns with the current planning process that, among other things, overlooks the extent of dust pollution created by excessive large-scale renewable energy projects. 
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Letter: Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative 2.0

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Cadiz Water Project Commentary

Published on the KCET Redefine blog, Joshua Tree resident Sant Khalsa's commentary, "Opinion:  Water Project Would Hurt New National Monument" provides background and details on the current status of the ill-conceived Project.
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Letter: Supporting Our National Park

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National Park Proposed Land Transfer

The Department of the Interior recently announced the latest step in the process of adding about 20,000 acres to Joshua Tree National Park. The "Eagle Mountain Boundary Study" began about two years ago and the current action moves another step toward final action. 

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Joshua Basin Water District Receives Award

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) presented its Huell Howser Best in Blue Award to the Joshua Basin Water District on December 1, 2016, for its innovative outreach program encouraging the public to plant water-saving native plants.

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MBCA Receives Communication Award

Local journalist Lauren Ell (www.laurenellofthehidesert.com) honored MBCA with an “Excellence in Online Communication” Award at an event staged at the Cali Greens Café in Yucca Valley on October 22, 2016.  Lauren spoke of MBCA’s regular “Eblast” communication to its supporters, containing detailed and timely information about issues of conservation in the Morongo Basin. 
 
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Resources for Waste and Recycling

A valuable source of information for waste and recycling issues is the San Bernardino County Solid Waste Management page.

Thanks also to the Town of Yucca Valley for this list of Morongo Basin recycling centers.

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