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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When ABF advertised this past summer’s trip to Mongolia as the trip of a lifetime, they weren't kidding. This year’s trip was our third with ABF, and although the itinerary was essentially the same during our first and second trips, each trip has been unique. 2014’s itinerary included areas entirely new to us, and we just couldn’t resist!
An All Hallows' Eve blog post about a terrifying alternate reality...
Anza-Borrego Foundation has recently kicked off a brand new type of partnership with Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and it’s a partnership that is truly exciting. We’re calling it the Invasive Plant Response Team, and the idea is to have an action-oriented group of volunteers to be on call and ready to respond when the Park has a need for a crew of volunteers to help the native plant communities surpass the growing threat of invasive plants.
The first time I experienced the monsoon rains here in Anza-Borrego, people started talking about the fairy shrimp. I didn’t think much of it, assuming this was just a strange name for a desert creature. Which, to be honest, is true. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to asking what everyone was talking about, it was too late and my chance to see them had come and gone almost as quickly as the monsoon rains. This August, I finally got my chance!
The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is partnering with the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation to host Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park hosted a whirlwind tour Monday morning, July 28, 2014, sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, in conjunction with the San Diego Diplomacy Council.
Have you heard of the Anza Colonizing Expedition of 1775-1776? Beginning farther south in Mexico this historical journey traveled a northerly route not far from here, passing through the deserts and mountains of Tucson, Yuma, ABDSP and southern California.
I’m sitting in the comfort of my air-conditioned office here in “downtown” Borrego Springs, happy I’m not outside in temps that have continually hit just over 100F for the last week or so. And while sitting here, I’m thinking that I’m just a little bit sad I’m not outside counting sheep today. Sound crazy? Maybe.