Last year on February 12th, 2016, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Sand to Snow National Monument, designated along with Castle Mountain National Monument and Mojave Trails National Monument. We are a gateway. as an entry point covers the western border of our city!
Sand to Snow National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in San Bernardino County and into northern Riverside County, Southern California. It protects diverse montane and desert habitats of the San Bernardino Mountains, southern Mojave Desert, and northwestern Colorado Desert. The national monument protects a total of 154,000 acres, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managing 83,000 acres, and the USFS-San Bernardino National Forest managing 71,000 acres. It extends from around 1,000 feet on the Coachella Valley desert floor up to over 11,000 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains.
I co-chair the committee along with Mayor Scott Matas overseeing the involvement of Desert Hot Springs. If you are interested serving on the subcommittees, please contact me at Anayeli2007@hotmail.com.