Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Don't trash Joshua Tree! No dump near our National Park!

OK, so I didn't write the message below, but I still agree with it. I enjoy our national parks, and Joshua Tree is one of my favorites. If you like hiking, camping, rock climbing or even just riding your quad in the desert near Joshua Tree; the last thing you want to do is wade thru garbage in the wind to enjoy a day in the desert.

I hope you take the time to read this and send a message to the US Dept of the Interior asking them to oppose this garbage dump next to Joshua Tree National Park.


Developers are trying to put the nation's largest garbage dump right next to Joshua Tree National Park.

The proposed Eagle Mountain landfill would cover 3,500 acres of federal land, bordered on three sides by Joshua Tree's unique beauty, and fragile ecosystem.

The proposal has been struck down by two courts. Now the developers are asking the Supreme Court to review the case, and the Department of the Interior has until February 25th to weigh in.

I just signed the petition to Secretary Salazar asking him to protect Joshua Tree from this project. Please, add your name before the deadline on Friday: