MBCA has published new website features and content. First, we have created a section called MBCA Takes a Stand. These letters, addressed to those having the power to affect our future (decision-makers and public agencies), demonstrate our commitment to our desert way of life with detailed and data-rich information enforcing our point of view. An extensive new section titled Desert-Wise Living contains new content and numerous helpful links in the spirit of MBCA’s mission to encourage “economic and environmental welfare” for residents of the Morongo Basin and other desert communities.
The Top Ten Tips for Desert-Wise Living page provides a good introduction to people new to the desert and a reminder for long-term residents. The dozen links on the Plant Resources page include examples of successful local desert gardens, plus a narrated video on how to navigate the Calscape database to research native plants. Three local Desert-Wise Public Gardens are highlighted for water-wise plant and landscape inspiration. The Plant Spotlight section will expand, with a new plant featured each month.