Mojave Desert Land Trust presents:

Wildflower Eco-Hike

Discover the Beauty and Learn the Real Story of the Mojave Desert

March 13, 2010 12pm-5pm

Joshua Tree, CA – The Mojave Desert Land Trust and Uprising Adventure Guides announce a Wildflower Eco-Hike this Saturday, March 13 at the southern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park (Cottonwood Visitor Center).

The wildflowers are blooming portion of Joshua Tree National Park. The forecast calls for perfect weather, so come join desert naturalist Mark Wheeler on this easy guided hike in the southern Discover nature and learn about our cultural history, desert ecosystems, fascinating geology, and native plants and wildlife. Space is limited, so reserve today.

Proceeds from the Eco-Hikes program go towards our Quail Mountain Project – a campaign to save 955 pristine acres in Joshua Tree, CA. Protecting this land will permanently preserve habitat for endangered wildlife, conserve critical watersheds and offer future generations the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful landscape forever.

Reservations required: Reserve your space on-line at: www.mojavedesertlandtrust.org or contact Leslie Nyquist at 760-366-5440 Mon.-Fri. or leslie@mojavedesertlandtrust.org

What: Eco-Hike, Wildflower hike at the Southern Boundary of Joshua Tree National Park

When: Saturday, March 13, 12pm-5pm

Level: Easy, approximately 3-4 miles round trip with a very mild elevation gain

Who: Naturalists, Hikers, Explorers and Outdoor Enthusiasts of all ages.

Meet: Parking lot of the Joshua Tree National Park Cottonwood Visitor Center located at the southern entrance of JTNP. Meet at 12:00pm to form a carpool, which leaves promptly at 12:15.

Cost: $10 for Land Trust Members.

$25 for non-members (includes one MDLT membership)

To learn more about the Land Trust visit the web site (www.mojavedesertlandtrust.org) or the Land Trust office located at 6393 Sunset Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, or call 760 366 5440.

Mojave Desert Land Trust, founded in 2005, is a 501(c)(3) public charity. The Land Trust’s mission is to protect the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values.

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