U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Spring Festival at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Hundreds of nature lovers attended the annual Morongo Valley Spring Festival at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve on March 26. The festival rings in the arrival of spring to the high desert and showcases the efforts of local community groups that work with the BLM and other land managers in the Morongo Basin area of Southern California. (text continues below)
The event was held at the BLM’s Big Morongo Canyon Preserve ACEC and the adjacent Covington Park in Morongo Valley. Sponsors of the event included the Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Golden State Water Company.
BLM staff and volunteers from the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office and the California Desert District presented programs on history and environmental education. The Preserve’s Junior Docents and members of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument H.I.K.E. program delighted youth and adults alike with wildlife displays and nature-based activities. The weather was perfect, the birds have started arriving, and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is ready for another season of wildlife viewing.
Greg Hill, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 3/29/11
|Last updated: 03-31-2011|