When: Thursday, May 16th 6:30-8:30
Where: Community United Methodist Church, Joshua Tree, CA
6213 E Pkwy Joshua Tree, CA 92252
UC Irvine Staff Attorney Audrey Huang, UC Irvine Law Clinic Students and NEPA/CEQA Expert Kerri Tuttle will teach participants how to better protect the California desert and Morongo Basin.
National Parks Conservation Association, the University of California at Irvine Environmental Law Clinic and NEPA/CEQA expert Kerri Tuttle are pleased to present:
A FREE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) &
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Public Participation Workshop
Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 8:45-4:30pm
Joshua Tree Community Center
6171 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Participants will learn:
- What triggers the NEPA/CEQA processes
- Where to find important information and public notifications about development projects
- What are the differences between NEPA and CEQA
- What are critical timelines and procedures that are important in NEPA and CEQA process
- How to craft meaningful oral and written comments
RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Seth Shteir, National Parks Conservation Association at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 21,2013
Join other concerned citizens interested to learn what the stakes are in the decisions being made by those working on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). DRECP member and Joshua Tree resident Stephanie Dashiell will lead the meeting.
DRECP Public Session
January 15, 2013
Joshua Tree Community Center
Stephanie Dashiell, California Desert Conservation Associate with Defenders of Wildlife, will be providing a high-level overview of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) focused on answers to the following questions: 1) What is the DRECP? 2) What are the essential elements of a successful DRECP from the perspective of conservation organization stakeholders? 3) How will the DRECP affect the Morongo Basin? 4) How can the public participate?
The meeting will include an overview presentation followed by a question and answer session with conservation stakeholder representatives involved with the working details of the DRECP. All residents of the Morongo Basin and other desert communities are welcome to participate at no cost.
Defenders of Wildlife, a national non-profit organization with over a million members nationwide, has been active in desert ecosystem and species conservation efforts in California for the past 20 years. Defenders of Wildlife, along with eight other environmental non-profits, is a member of the DRECP Stakeholder Committee. The Stakeholder Committee was created to inform Plan development, including decisions about development and conservation of our public lands.
Stephanie Dashiell started with Defenders of Wildlife in November of 2011 and, among other responsibilities, represents the organization on the DRECP Stakeholder Committee. Stephanie tracks the progress of the DRECP and organizes joint environmental stakeholder comments on planning documents. Stephanie is a resident of Joshua Tree.
Gardeners young and old stopped at a Farmer’s Market booth hosted by the dedicated members of the Food Group of Transition Joshua Tree. Visitors were given plants and seeds, and learned about the group and its mission. Many visitors signed up to attend a Food Group meeting in the future. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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Full Moon Drum Circle Musical Potluck
Garth’s Place* at Boulder Gardens
Parking at Garth’s is limited so PLEASE carpool if you can.
Come early to explore.
Sand Bag site on your right-enjoy a tour of this
amazing sustainable home.
OM Healing Circle at 4:00
Om Circles are complete once started so if your intention is
to attend …please be on time. Suggestions: Be prepared to sit
comfortably to Ohm for one hour. Bring picture of another that cannot attend in need of healing will be put in center.
Potluck at 6:00
Bring a Dish to Share,
Musical instruments, your own chair and eating utensils.
Suggested Donations: $5 – $10 for support of Boulder Gardens and future community events.
*Directions from Joshua Tree: Go west on 62, turn right (south) on Old Woman Springs Rd /CA 247 and travel 5.4 mi. Take a left onto Pipes Canyon Rd. for 4.1 mi, then a right on Gamma Gulch Rd. Left at God’s Way Love on the left and follow signs into Garth’s.