Borrego Sun - Since 1949

ABF Presents Award


Last updated 3/25/2024 at 12:35pm

On Saturday March 16, the Anza-Borrego Foundation presented the annual "Desert Warrior Awards" to Maurice Bud" Getty and Mark Jorgensen, who have been fighting to conserve Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for the past 60 years.

The "Desert Warrior Award" was established in 2020 to reward individuals for their extraordinary contributions in supporting the mission of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Foundation, and the surrounding region. Its purpose is to recognize park supporters for their intentional, long-term, outstanding, and meaningful commitment to protecting the Park and the surrounding region through courageous and mindful efforts.

About ABF:

Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) is the official nonprofit partner of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We raise funds for initiatives in the Park, acquire land for conservation, educate the public about the Park's resources, and fund research relevant to our region.

ABF also operates two retail locations, one inside the Park Visitor Center and one in Borrego Springs. Both retail locations sell interpretive merchandise such as books, apparel, and maps, and staff help visitors discover and remember the wonders of the park.

Anza-Borrego Foundation, founded in 1967, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.