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FRIENDS OF THE DESERT MOUNTAINS' Fundraiser:

Lands Monitoring

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FRIENDS OF THE DESERT MOUNTAINS via Crowdrise
December 17, 2010

If a pile of tires is dumped in the desert and no one who cares is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?  See more

THE STORY:

if a pile of tires is dumped in the desert (because it IS ‘just a desert’), does that make it okay? We think a resounding ‘NO!’ is a sufficient answer.

The Friends of the Desert Mountains is currently in the process of monitoring our over 13,000 acres of land holdings to ensure they are kept in unspoiled condition and to prevent illegal trespass and unsightly dumping of items.

Our team of Land Monitoring Specialists head out into the wide open spaces to find and walk the land we’re holding as open space. A good walking stick comes in handy. So does a GPS system, camera, land mapping software, a lot of water and good hiking shoes.

Sometimes they find pristine land, but more often than not they find illegal dumping, broken fences, trash and destruction. Then the clean up process begins.

The Friends don’t just conserve land, we take care of it. And we could use your help. We need funds to buy those items needed for the program. We train volunteers, give them the necessary equipment, map and record our findings and then set out to clean up the destruction. Along the way we try also to educate the community that the desert is worth keeping free of piles of tires and other debris.

Your donations help with all this.

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