Photo Credit: Karl Kirkman

Our Mission

To protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and its surrounding region for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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We welcome you to Borrego Springs! Make your visit a healthy and safe experience.

  • Stick to groups of 10 or less and only members of your household
  • Leave No Trace: Pack in and pack out all your trash
  • Wear a facemask
  • Sanitize and wash your hands frequently
  • Practice social distancing (6 feet apart or more)

Where are the Wildflowers?

We do not expect to have an abundant wildflower bloom this year.  Although the area has seen a few precipitation events and even a few mornings with snowy mountains since January, this past year has been a ‘relatively’ dry year for the desert.

Learn more about wildflowers in Anza-Borrego …

Cesar Chavez History at Anza-Borrego Honored on March 31, 2021

ABF will co-host a virtual dedication event of Cesar Chavez Interpretive Panels at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Did you know? Cesar Chavez has important history in Borrego Springs and in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP). To honor this history, bilingual interpretive panels were devised that depict these historic events, a joint project between Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and High School students at Borrego Springs High School. Join ABDSP, CA State Parks and Anza-Borrego Foundation on Cesar Chavez Day for a virtual Facebook event from 10-11 am. Keynote speakers include Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez and President of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation and Ruben Andrade, Superintendent, Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, National Park Service. More details will be shared as it becomes available.

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Ocotillo in front of clouds, photo by Martin Miranda De Jesus

Photo: Martin Miranda De Jesus

Ocotillo Webinar with Jim Cornett: April 15

Join us for the first webinar in our virtual Anza-Borrego: In Focus series!

Did you know? The ocotillo is the only species that blooms every year regardless of rainfall. Migrating hummingbirds can’t survive without its blossoms. Learn what every desert aficionado should know about the desert’s most remarkable keystone species. Presented by Jim Cornett who has been studying ocotillos in the Park since 2007. 

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New Leave No Trace Initiative

In conjunction with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in Colorado, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and California State Parks, we kicked off a new Leave No Trace Initiative and partnerships to highlight the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace and wilderness ethics in our beloved Park on November 21, 2020. Click here or on the image below to learn more.

Anza-Borrego Foundation: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

As we begin planning for our future it is important to look back at the past. It is my pleasure to share with you our 50th-anniversary celebratory book, “Anza-Borrego Foundation: A Fifty-Year Retrospective.” You can use this link to view the book in its entirety online and to get a glimpse of some of the highlights of ABF’s first 50 years.

See 50 years of conservation in action


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