Desert Update Summer 2013

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Letter from the President

As the dog days of Summer are closing in, things in Borrego Springs are slowing down. There were a lot of successful events in the last few months, and the future looks bright for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Anza-Borrego Foundation.

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The Forests of Palomar Mountain

David Robarts, a longtime Palomar resident, tells us what he likes best about Palomar Mountain State Park.

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Welcome our new Executive Director

Many of you know Paige Rogowski or have heard about her through her work as Development Director of ABF for the past several years.

Now get ready to meet Paige as ABF's new Executive Director!

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Opening Night at the Desert Club

This March event was a sold-out affair complete with a Hawaiian luau and ukelele players. Nearly 200 people enjoyed the gala, which raised more than $28,000 for the Anza-Borrego Foundation.

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Diana Lindsay Honored with California's Medallion Award

Diana Lindsay, former President for Anza-Borrego Foundation, award-winning author and long-time Anza-Borrego Desert State Park volunteer, was presented on March 29 with a Medallion Award, the California State Park's highest honor for superior achievement in volunteer service.

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2013 Photo Contest Winners

Check out the photos from this year's photo contest!


John Dotta, 1st Place Landscapes
Hikes and Hops

Join us in the mountains on Saturday, August 10th for this month’s Hikes & Hops event. Enjoy a hike and local craft beer in Palomar Mountain State Park


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Desert Naturalist Tours

ABF can arrange a customized half or full-day tour with a desert naturalist on an area of interest to you, with an activity level that suites your needs and itinerary.

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Mongolia Adventure 2014

This all-inclusive adventure will introduce you to the distinctive culture, wildlife, and varied terrain of Mongolia, including remote desert landscapes and Mongolia’s bustling capital, Ulaanbaatar.


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Land of Enchantment

Join leader Paul Remeika for an introduction to the natural and cultural resources of the four corners area, Homeland of the Ancients.

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Colorado Desert Cultural Symposium

Join us for a captivating gathering as we explore the cultural history of our southern California desert. Pre-registration opens September 1st.

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Volunteer Opportunities

ABF and ABDSP are always looking for volunteers!

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Check out our web store

Can't make it out to the Visitor Center or State Park Store for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park merchandise?

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