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Stunning Salton Sea Documentary Now Available to the Public!


East Side of Salton Sea     Photo by: Terry Weiner

We are pleased to learn that Palomar College Television has officially released Breaking Point to the public. The filmmakers are making it available via Amazon…

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Proposed State Park Rule Change Inflames Hikers, Campers and Horseback Riders


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, from Carrizo Badlands Overlook

The goal of this article is to inform our members and friends of a proposed change to regulations related to California State Parks natural and cultural preserves and to invite you to participate in a public hearing on these changes in San Diego on June 22, 2016.

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Alliance for Responsible Recreation: May Meeting, Award and Festivities

By Terry Weiner


Left: Pat Flanagan, 2015 Award Winner   Right: Victoria Fuller, 2014 Recipient

It is a stunning fact that DPC, along with our conservation and community organization colleagues, have been meeting in person and on conference calls as members of The Alliance for Responsible Recreation since 2004. 

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High School Students View Breaking Point Documentary

DPC’s Imperial County Conservation and Projects Coordinator, Terry Weiner, was thrilled to be invited by Jose Flores, Social Studies Department Chair of Brawley Union High School in Brawley California, to show Breaking Point, a most beautiful, comprehensive and compelling documentary on the geological, human and natural history of the Salton Sea.

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