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Park Partners Visit Anza-Borrego

For the first time in its history, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was the site of the 2015 CALPA (California League of Park Associations) Conference from April 9-12. More than 100 people from all over California came to the desert to learn more about how they can maximize their partnerships with California State Parks throughout the state. CALPA is an organization dedicated to supporting the Cooperating Associations of California State Parks.

Mother Nature's "Flower Children"

A banner flower year brings many a wonder to the desert floor. Visitors come from far and wide seeking a glimpse of our once in a decade display. Others come to see the spectacle that arises as the flower stalks set their blooms, for one of Mother Nature’s “Flower Children” is about to make its million-insect-march across the flowering dunes.

Will this plan really help the desert?

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) published in September represents the culmination of 5 years of work by state and federal agencies, county governments, and NGO’s as they try to chart California’s move toward relying on more renewable energy sources. At first glance, all this would seem to be a good plan. The overwhelming majority of knowledgeable observers understand the urgency of moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. And what could be better than using the abundant sun and wind of our deserts to make this move?

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