JAN 16, 2016: WORKSHOP TO HALT SPREAD OF ORV ROUTES ACROSS JOSHUA TREE

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This is a workshop to help us write letters to the Bureau of Land Management about keeping off-road vehicle (ORV) routes off BLM and other land in our Joshua Tree neighborhoods.

If you don’t want a fleet of ORVs driving legally near (and possibly on) your private property, TAKE ACTION and come to this workshop.

This is one of those rare instances when letters will actually make a difference!

Via Facebook

The BLM is evaluating where and whether to put ORV routes in residential neighborhoods adjacent to private property. Drop in and we’ll help you:

– identify proposed routes near your house on the maps
– fill out the minimization form
– and write your letter to the BLM.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon, January 16, 2016
Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center
65336 Winters Road, North Joshua Tree, CA 92252

The BLM’s DEADLINE for public comment is: January 25, 2016

R E S O U R C E S

BLM WEMO Link
http://bit.ly/blmwemo

COW (Community ORV Watch) Links
http://bit.ly/cowwemo

M A P S
http://bit.ly/wemomaps
You are most likely in TMA 3 (Travel Management Area 3). Open these from the file and you will be able to open and apply various layers.

O R I E N T A T I O N
WEMO Route Form Orientation – To get you started
http://bit.ly/wemoorientation

F O R M
WEMO Route Form – Use to actually document routes of concern
http://bit.ly/wemoform

BLM Tips and Tricks Document
Helpful in using the route designation map
http://bit.ly/wemotips

HOSTED BY:
Teresa Sitz
MAC Delegate
Wonder Valley, CA

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.
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