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.
A reception was held for Diana Lindsay at La Casa del Zorro in Borrego Springs, where Kathy Dice, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Superintendent, presented Diana with the Medallion Award. Regarding Diana’s prestigious award, Dice stated, “Diana continues to be an inspiration to all who love this park and State Parks in general, and she most certainly deserves the highest honor a State Park volunteer can receive. She will long be remembered as a leading force in the long-term sustainability of desert resources and landscapes.”
Diana Lindsay has volunteered at the Anza-Borrego Foundation for 30 years. Her efforts to preserve the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park include blocking SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink and helping to purchase private land for the park. She also served two terms as President of the Anza-Borrego Foundation Board of Directors. “Diana has been the heart and soul of Anza-Borrego Foundation and a tremendous asset to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park all these years. She has always shown great care and leadership,” said Ralph Singer, President of the Board of Trustees for Anza- Borrego Foundation.
Diana has retired from the Board of Directors, but she is still a park volunteer and on the committee for the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Botany Society. Diana is now moving on to become a board member of the San Diego Natural History Museum. As a member of this board she hopes to increase the awareness of the beauty and natural history of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Diana is also the founder and president of Sunbelt Publications and has written several awardwinning books about the Anza-Borrego Desert and its wonders.