- To preserve the economic and environmental welfare of the Morongo Basin against exploitation deemed not in the best interest of the residents thereof
- To promote master planning for the entire area known as the Greater Morongo Basin including all of the various communities therein.
- Education and information
- Collaborative efforts with citizens, officials, and other organizations
- Support of community-based organizing and solutions
- MBCA financially supports community conservation efforts in the Morongo Basin and beyond
Desert-Wise Living Landscape Tour visitors take photos.
As you top the hill and enter the Morongo Basin you take a deep breath. “Ah, I’m home.” You see an endless vista without haze and look forward to a night sky full of stars. You greet a vibrant community of diverse people who respect each other and value the desert’s wild beauty, cultural wealth, and history.
As gateway communities to Joshua Tree National Park, we welcome tourists from around the world. Our robust local economy is based on balanced growth, well-managed water, and support for unique businesses. Co-housing projects, pioneering architectural design, rooftop solar, and wireless communities attract a rich mix of residents including artists, young professionals and retirees. The Desert Studies Center at Copper Mountain Community College trains people in the art and science of sustainable living. The 29 Palms Marine Base and active community groups are leaders in environmental protection.
As your solar car moves quietly down Highway 62, you pass compact shopping and living centers. Locally owned restaurants serve food from community gardens. Art is everywhere - seen and heard. Neighborhoods embrace the natural contours of the landscape, respecting wildlife habitats and native plants. Children play outdoors. You breathe in the energy of the land and the people living and prospering in harmony with the desert.
|Flowering sacred datura (Datura wrightii) supported with low-flow irrigation.|