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Feb 17

Sand to Snow Monument Dedication

And the Morongo Basin Democratic Club was there:

The Sand to Snow Monument was dedicated on Feb 16, 2016 in Morongo Valley – this was a direct result of the President, designating three national monuments in California on Friday (Feb 12, 2016) setting aside nearly 1.8 million acres for permanent conservation and bringing to fruition Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s years-long effort to protect some of the desert’s most treasured landscapes and ecosystems..

The Sand to Snow National Monument will stretch from the desert floor near Palm Springs to the peak of Mount San Gorgonio in the San Bernardino National Forest, comprising 154,000 acres. The Mojave Trails National Monument, which spans 1.6 million acres, will surround historic Route 66, between the Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park. The Castle Mountains National Monument will fill a 21,000-acre gap in the Mojave National Preserve, protecting a rare desert grassland teeming with Joshua trees.

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