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Desert Trip provides Indio $1 million, new challenges

As Indio increasingly becomes a music fan’s dream vacation destination, officials are imploring residents who rent out their homes to tourists to register with the city. The city has long required both long- and short-term renters to obtain a permit and business license from the city in order not only to keep track of renters Read More

Field Study of Birds: Southeast Arizona

Desert Cities Bird Club If you have ever wanted to bird SE Arizona, here is an opportunity this summer. July 23-31  (9 days – car caravan to the best spots) – monsoon season To sign up contact UCR Extension (can click below) Or contact me directly for more information. Thanks and Happy Birding! Kurt Leuschner Read More

Friends of the Desert Mountains Upcoming Schedule of Events

La Quinta Nature Walks – “Explore Our National Monument: Celebrating 15 Years Saturday, May 21, 2016      Offered by the City of La Quinta, this is an easy, 1-2 mile hike at the Top of the Cove. Call 760-777-7090 for more information. Upper Elevation Hike Pacific Crest Trail HIke, North side Highway 74 Saturday, Read More

Friends of CV Link BICYCLE RIDE — Sunday May 22nd

Friends Of CV Link Newsletter Friends Of CV Link Bike Ride Sunday May 22nd 7:30 Arrive- 8:00 Roll Out Come join us as we ride portions of the soon to be CV Link and portions of Mother Earth in general.  It’s all about fun and supporting cycling in the Coachella Valley Friends of CV Link BICYCLE RIDE Read More

Lead that team!

Lead that team! You have probably heard all the cliches about team building and by now you know there is no I in TEAM and that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. But what does it really take to lead a motivated and enthusiastic group of diverse individuals around a common Read More

Bird Walk at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage

This Friday May 20 at 9:15am-10:15am I’ll be leading one of the last birdwalks of the season at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. Free! Enter off Bob Hope Drive just past the intersection with Frank Sinatra. The following Friday, May 27, I’ll lead a special birdwalk starting at 7:30am at “Bonnie Bell” along Whitewater Canyon Road Read More

Everything you need to know about solar energy

    Spring 2016 Science Lecture Series Catching Rays: Solar Energy for Today and Tomorrow 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 UCR’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences brings us thisFREE event — the fourth and final in our science lecture series,Sustainability in a Time of Rapid Change: The Future of Earth, Life and Humanity. Did you Read More

Water Transfers at the Salton Sea are supposed to begin in late 2017

Desert Cities Bird Club Water Transfers at the Salton Sea are supposed to begin in late 2017.  The sea is predicted to shrink dramatically after that, and the ecosystem may be altered forever, with dramatic impacts on birds and air quality. If you can find it, I highly recommend a documentary about the Salton Sea Read More

Strategies for Surviving Summer

Strategies for Surviving Summer A discussion for desert business owners, managers and employees on how to thrive during the Summer season. Hear new best practices and walk away with new ideas to implement in your own business. About A discussion for desert business owners, managers and employees on how to thrive during the Summer season. Read More