U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office|
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center will be closed between April 7th and May 8th to facilitate the expansion and re-surfacing of our parking lot.
As a result Diane McClary’s Plein Air Painting Workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 10th has been cancelled. Please contact Diane at (760) 771-6666 or email@example.com for information on other opportunities to study with her.
Our Thursday and Saturday morning hikes are still scheduled; however, they will originate at the Art Smith Trail parking lot, just south of our driveway on the west side of Highway 74. Since access to the Randall Henderson Trail will be hampered by construction activity, hikes will only be led on the Art Smith Trail (strenuous) during this time period.
The Cactus Spring Trail to Horse Thief Canyon Hike on Saturday April 12, and the Earth Day Bird-A-Thon Century Run Bus Tour on Friday, April 25 will take place as planned. Check the Calendar for meeting locations and times.
Messages left on the Visitor Center’s phone number (760-862-9984) will be checked daily and returned promptly, as will email to firstname.lastname@example.org, so please contact us with any questions. For a more immediate response, or to reserve a seat for the April 25th Birding Bus Tour, please call Friends of the Desert Mountains at (760) 568-9918. The Friends offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30.
We’ll be back on Thursday, May 8th with our new spacious (and crack-free) parking lot. Come on over and check it out!