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PRESS COVERAGE FOR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENTS

Hi-Desert Star, Yucca Valley - 11/18/2014
Desert celebrates 20 years of protection. By Rebecca Unger. ... read article

Victorville Daily Press - 11/16/2014
Anniversary of Desert Protection Act celebrated. Victorville native, National Geographic writer speaks to teachers. By Brooke Self. ... read article

Hi-Desert Star, Yucca Valley - 11/14/2014
Discovery Walk launches Protection Act celebrations. By Alexis Cubit. ... read article

Desert Dispatch, Barstow - 11/10/2014
Barstow students' artwork will be displayed in Joshua Tree. By Jose Quintero. ... read article

Riverside Press-Enterprise - 11/7/2014
Protect desert for future generations. Opinion page, by Scott White. ... read article

San Bernardino Sun - 11/6/2014
California Desert Protection Act - 20 years later, there are still threats. Guest Commentary by Jerry Mattos. ... read article 

The Desert Sun, Palm Springs - 11/2/2014
A new push for protecting public lands in the desert. By Ian James. ... read article

Riverside Press-Enterprise - 10/25/2014
Mural Delights in the Desert. By Mark Muckenfuss. ... read article

The Desert Sun, Palm Springs - 10/3/2014
The Living Desert celebrates state Desert Protection Act. By Dave Nyczepir. ... read article

 

EVENT VIDEOS

Vet Voice Foundation - 11/19/2014
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, championed by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Vet Voice Foundation took a group of veterans camping at the Mojave National Preserve in November 2014. ... See YouTube video

The Incredible Journey 2014 - 11/18/2014
12-minute youth video celebrating public lands and CDPA 20th anniversary. The Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City "Leaders in Training" youth wanted to learn and explore these protected lands. This video was 8 months in the making, with weekly activities, internet research, guest speakers, public lands field trips, and over 200 kids joining together to make an "Incredible Journey." ... See YouTube video

Desert Parks Tour - 11/15/2014
Our Desert, Our Community. 20 Years of the California Desert. By Hispanic Access Foundation. While celebrations can take different forms, several Latino youth from the Indio, CA area got back to basics in early November 2014 as they hiked and camped throughout the California desert and wilderness -- Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve -- to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act and the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. While hiking multiple locations, hearing from local experts and sleeping in tents, the youth reflected on the role Latinos play as stewards of the desert. ... See YouTube video

Senator Feinstein Visits Whitewater Preserve - 11/6/2014
Senator Dianne Feinstein, champion of the California Desert Protection of 1994, spoke to supporters and guests at a CDPA 20th anniversary luncheon, hosted by The Wildlands Conservancy at Whitewater Preserve on Nov. 6, 2014. Part of her speech is presented here. Congressman Raul Ruiz also shares a few words in this brief video coverage of the event. By Crystal Chatham, The Desert Sun. ... See video

 

MEDIA RELEASES

Media Release - 11/10/2014 - BGCCC Desert Film Screening on Friday, Nov. 14
The Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City will have a debut screening of their new short film "The Incredible Journey" on Friday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m., at the Mary Pickford Theater as part of the AM/FM Festival.
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Media Release - 11/3/2014 - CDPA 20th Anniversary Events in Joshua Tree Gateway Communities
Enjoy celebration events from Nov. 13 to 16 in Morongo Valley, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Yucca Valley. Eco-Discovery Walk, Art Reception, Mural Dedication, Desert Sky Dinner & Dance, Youth Event at B&G Club, and more.
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Media Release - 10/27/2014 - CDPA Anniversary Milestone
California desert communities are celebrating an important milestone this week, the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, signed into law on October 31, 1994. Events are beginning in Death Valley and Mojave National Preserve....
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Flyer - Desert Sky Dinner & Dancing - Nov. 15 - Twentynine Palms
A capstone event for the four-day celebration in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities will be the Desert Sky Dinner & Dancing at Smith's Ranch in Twentynine Palms, CA, for the anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act and 20th birthday of Joshua Tree National Park's upgraded status as a national park. See the Events page for more details and ticket information. ...see/download the flyer here.

CDPA 20th Anniversary Events in Joshua Tree Gateway Communities

Poster/Flyer - 20th Anniversary Events in Joshua Tree Gateway Communities Nov. 8-16
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the CDPA and birthday of Joshua Tree National Park's status as a national park with events in the gateway communities of Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, Twentynine Palms, and Yucca Valley Nov. 8 to Nov. 16. ... see/download the flyer (PDF 4.04 MB)

Map/Brochure - 20th Anniversary Map & Desert Scenic Routes
Celebrate the 20th anniversary with a road trip! This 2014 map and 3-fold brochure includes desert destinations and scenic routes through the areas encompassed by the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. ... see/download the brochure (PDF 4.81 MB)

CDPA 20th Anniversary Mural, 29 Palms, CAMedia Release - 10/6/2014 - New Mural
California Desert Protection Act 20th Anniversary Mural begins in Twentynine Palms, CA, designed by noted California mural artists Chuck Caplinger and Art Mortimer. Dedication set for Nov. 15. (See EVENTS page.)  ... read full release

Media Release - 9/9/2014 - Anniversary Events Calendar
20th Anniversary Events Calendar is now online and will be updated weekly as celebrations are being planned throughout the desert region in honor of the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. 
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Media Release Cal Desert Protection Act 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Media Release - 7/23/2014 - CDPA Anniversary Celebrations Planned
20th Anniversary Celebrations of the California Desert Protection Act launched by Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts. Events will run from Coachella Valley to Death Valley this fall.
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