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  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
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  • Joshua Tree National Park, California Threats: Air Pollution
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DPC Honored by Anza-Borrego Foundation


DPC Award plaque with photo of Calexico students from March 2014 camp

DPC was honored on March 29th by Anza-Borrego Foundation, as a thank you for a decade of funding to Camp Borrego

Saturday was sunny and unusually warm in Borrego Springs for the Anza-Borrego Foundation’s (ABF’s) 10-year celebration and fundraiser, in honor of ten great years for Camp Borrego – their fifth-grade environmental tent camp…

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DPC Speaks Out on Public Lands Large-scale Energy Projects in Inyo County

Ongoing discussions continue regarding the solar development being planned for the beautiful Owens Valley, in Inyo County. Mike Gervais of The Inyo Register has written a detailed report explaining many of the specifics being considered. He also asked Terry Weiner, conservation and projects coordinator for The Desert Protective Council, to speak to some of the issues.

Terry Weiner relayed that Inyo County is not alone in facing challenges presented by renewable energy development. “Until recently, Southern California counties were not including large-scale, remote energy development projects in their General Plan processes,” Weiner said…”

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Help Camp Borrego Celebrate Ten Years!

 

March 29 2014 Celebration / Fundraiser in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park!

Over the last 10 years, Camp Borrego has introduced hundreds of fifth-grade students from San Diego and Imperial Counties to the wonders of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. They get to experience living in the desert for three days and two nights, learning together from nature. 

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Petition to Protect Mojave National Preserve

Please take 30 seconds to sign this petition to protect Mojave National Preserve by denying Bechtel’s request for a public land grant to build its Soda Mountain Solar.

Desert Protective Council is in solidarity in opposition to the proposed Soda Mountain Solar on public land adjacent to Mojave National Preserve, threatening the resources and landscape of this treasured unit of the National Park System. Soda Mountain will interfere markedly with the habitat corridor linking Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks…

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