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"What Are They Afraid Of?"
What has become of California’s State Parks? The people of California are the owners of our parks, and they care deeply about how they are managed. Along with the millions of recreation hours enjoyed in parks, the people contribute money and many days of sweat equity to... — Updated 6/21/2022
On May 13, 2022, the State Water Resources Control Board approved an Emergency Regulation in response to California’s prolonged drought. Following a series of below average water years, in 2021 – 22, most of the snow accumulation came from just two storms in December (202% of... — Updated 6/21/2022
DWR Awards $150M
Supporting communities that rely on groundwater... In an effort to boost water supply reliability for millions of Californians, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced its first round of funding to 20 agencies responsible for managing critically... — Updated 5/16/2022
Impacts of Climate Change, Not Debatable
Headlines that climate change is ravaging our desert, triggered the expected reaction of philosophical polarization but also the wrong debate. For the man who has lived here and devoted his working life to the plants and animals of Anza-Borrego, there should no longer be a... — Updated 5/10/2022
Nature Watch: "Creosote"
You might call the creosote bush the Ford of desert plants. They are not particularly fancy, they've been around a long time, and they can be found just about anywhere, in the desert at least. But the creosote bush provides food... — Updated 4/5/2022
Borrego Hawkwatch 2022
Any day now, you can expect Borrego Springs to see a flock of incoming visitors, and a well-organized welcoming committee is ready to greet them. These visitors make an annual appearance, but don't hit the traditional tourist... — Updated 4/4/2022
"Why Are Strangers Trucking Our Water?"
Curious mind want to know... Water trucks drawing water from a Borrego Water District (BWD) well in the Dry Gulch area drew the attention of residents wondering why trucks not belonging to the BWD were regularly stopping to draw... — Updated 3/4/2022
$10 Million Water Grant Raises Proposals, Temperatures
When it comes to competition for money, count on a fight. The competition for the $7.6 million, Proposition 68 Grant got heated, and tensions mounted as scoring for the 13 entities submitting applications to the state Department of Water Resources (DWR) were made final. Of the... — Updated 3/1/2022
Hiking Here and There
It's business as usual for Interpretive Activities in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. To start the 2022 New Year, Bri Puzzo led a group of enthusiastic hikers to Big Spring via Tubb Canyon. This is a 1.7 mile hike (50 minute... — Updated 2/25/2022
Nature Watch: "Desert Holly"
Christmas snow might be rare here, but the arid sands of Anza-Borrego offer holiday cheer none-the-less in the form of a desert shrub with toothed leaves and tiny reddish fruit that resembles European holly. While unrelated to... — Updated 2/8/2022
Borrego Water District Update
As previously reported in the Borrego Sun, Borrego Water District (BWD), Borrego Spring Sub Basin Watermaster, Borrego Springs Unified School District and local non profits have an amazing opportunity to apply for a grant that could bring TEN MILLION dollars to Borrego for... — Updated 2/2/2022
Christmas Bird Count
The 37th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in the books, as more than 70 volunteer birders spread out around Borrego Springs Dec. 19 to conduct the yearly bird census. Count coordinators Mark Jorgensen and Bob Theriault said t... — Updated 1/24/2022
Borrego Dreaming: Shaping the Future
The Borrego Valley Stewardship Council (BVSC) is holding a visioning forum for its 50-organizations and all interested parties on the future of Borrego Springs, 5, 10, 20 – 50 years from now, on Dec. 10, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. held at the Borrego Springs Library, 2580 Country Club... — Updated 12/9/2021
Borrego Water District
The Borrego Water District (BWD) Board and Staff are focused on replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure including water wells/pipelines and waste water collection/treatment. Engineers and Operations Staff ensure the design and construction of the project meets all legal,... — Updated 9/16/2021
Scientists in America and around the world are pointing to a vast accumulation of weather data that do more than suggest certain regions are, in terms of both excessive heat and lack of rainfall, in dire straits (See Graphic-1 ... — Updated 8/11/2021
Water for Bighorn Sheep
In the middle of a hot and very dry summer, three agencies came together in the scorching mountains between San Diego and Palm Springs to provide water to the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep population. It was 102 degrees when... — Updated 7/28/2021
State Declares Drought & Extension of Shut Off Ban
On June 8, the State of California issued a notice to the Borrego Water District on two issues, the first is: Prepare for Drought Impacts Statewide. With California experiencing its second consecutive dry year, and due to the effects of climate change, we are all reminded that dro... — Updated 7/16/2021
HEAT: Plant Die-off
Hello Borrego Springs. This is a wake-up call. Living in Borrego and the amazing Sonoran Desert that surrounds the community, you probably thought the desert was heat tolerant and immune to Global Warming. Hey, it’s already a desert, how bad can it get? Well, according to a... — Updated 7/16/2021
Nature Watch: "Palo Verde"
There's a remote desert wash named for this tree, a couple of them provide shade at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center, and there's even plans for a local festival featuring this tree. We are talking about the blue... — Updated 6/29/2021
When you think of buckwheat, pancakes might be something that comes to mind for most people. But California buckwheat is a common local shrub that was more important to Native Americans for its medicinal qualities rather than as a... — Updated 6/2/2021
Serious Matters and A Touch of Whimsy at May Sponsor Group Meeting
A miniature golf course, proposed on a 1.8-acre property on Palm Canyon Drive across from Borrego Valley Inn, is sure to add a touch of whimsy to Borrego's downtown, and create a destination for tourists and a family-friendly... — Updated 5/27/2021
Borrego Springs – Saving Borrego's Lifeblood
The year 2020 will be remembered in California's history – not only due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic devastation – 2020 marked the beginning of a new era in the state's approach to water management. Despite... — Updated 3/8/2021
Nature Watch: "Bladderpod"
It was the large, green seed pods that first caught my eye. Dangling from a small bush with clusters of happy yellow flowers, I was curious about this plant and the large seed pods I had not often seen in Anza-Borrego Desert State... — Updated 3/3/2021
The Julian Town Square – One Step Closer to Reality
For over three years, a local group has been working to beautify the empty lot in the center of Julian. The Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF), a recently registered nonprofit organization, seeks to transform the space... — Updated 2/19/2021
Chamber: "If Only We Can Predict the Future"
Let me guess, your first thought was “oh no, not another report about the virus.” Sorry to disappoint, but this column has to do with the weather, blooming flowers and visitors. Within the last week the Chamber has been getting calls daily from people all over the country... — Updated 2/15/2021