Creating Resilient & Regenerative Mojave Desert Communities

Get on the Bus: DRECP meeting visit postponed until next month due to Cadiz water board meeting

There is a lot going on in the desert related to our natural resources and others’ plans for them. Now that the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) in Orange County has scheduled its meeting on the same day as the DRECP (Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan) review, the focus has now shifted to the SMWD meeting.

The Cadiz idea is a crazy one, but not in a good way.  Recommended reading: Chris Clarke’s KCET article about Cadiz water project.   Transition Joshua Tree is against the Cadiz project as it is simply not a good idea to allow our aquifer water to be sold — it is a public resource. We attended the San Bernardino County Supervisor’s meeting a couple of months ago to register our protest. We’ll be attending this meeting on the 25th to do the same —  with space for you in a van if you’d like to join us! The vans will leave from a central location in Yucca Valley at approximately 4:30 PM (more details coming soon).

For more information, contact Seth Shteir, California Desert Field Representative, National Parks Conservation Association at sshteir@npca.org .