This page contains links to other sites that may be of interest to those visiting the Borrego Water Underground site. Some of the organizations represented here are actively and directly involved in working to save the Borrego Valley aquifer. Some others lend support indirectly. If you know of sites that should be included - especially if the organization sponsoring the site might support in some way efforts to save our aquifer - please let us know. Hey Digger!
Aquafornia is dedicated to providing news and information about water issues, and in particular, to those issues which will affect Southern California's water supply. Residents of Southern California are profoundly disconnected from water supply issues. Its intent is to educate southern Californians on the important issues affecting their water supply. Aquafornia seeks to be an objective source of information and awareness, and is not affiliated with any organization, business, corporation or environmental group.
Borrego Farm Corner is a blog run by Reuben Ellis, absentee co-owner of a wholesale ornamental tree farm in Borrego Springs, CA. It claims to be: "Dedicated to informing the public about the role agriculture plays in American life, beginning with Borrego Springs, California." In fact, it is an unsophisticated propaganda instrument for agribusinesses in the Borrego valley dedicated to making these rapacious corporate entities look like mom and pop family farms and misleading the public about their hugely significant role in overdrafting the Borrego valley aquifer. It may have been taken down. If so, good riddance.
California Dept. of Water Resources (DWR), among other things, assists local water districts in water management and conservation activities and plans for future statewide water needs. Through its Southern District Office, the DWR has been active in assessing the Borrego Valley Basin and has provided a grant to the Borrego Water District to build two new monitoring wells in the north (agricultural) end of the valley to supplement existing data about the aquifer.
EarthJustice is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. They bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds organizations and communities. When it comes to protecting the environment, nothing beats the power of law. And no one is better at using it than EarthJustice.
Endangered Habitats League (EHL) The Endangered Habitats League is dedicated to the protection of the diverse ecosystems of Southern California and to sensitive and sustainable land use for the benefit of all the region's inhabitants.
Environmental Law: An Introductory Guide Environmental law is a broad category of laws and regulations designed to govern how human beings interact with the environment. It covers a wide spectrum of regulations including air quality, water quality, toxic substances, endangered species, and more. Thanks to the creation of environmental law the United States has the Environmental Protection Agency that helps enact new laws to regulate natural resources and protect both human and environmental health. Environmental lawyers are involved in hundreds of day-to-day transactions and agreements that rely on and affect environmental laws that range from local to national. (Suggested by Aubrey)
On the Commons explores activism on behalf of the commons in all its variety. One of the great problems of our time is the enclosure of the commons by market forces, often with the support of government. On the Commons explores the value of diverse commons, probes their distinctive dynamics, and re-invents mechanisms to strengthen them.
Planning and Conservation League (PCL) The Planning and Conservation League is a statewide, nonprofit lobbying organization; an alliance of individuals and conservation organizations united to protect California's environment through legislative and administrative action.
Tides Foundation works to put resources and people together and create a positive impact on people's lives in ways that honor and promote human rights, justice, and a healthy, sustainable environment. Tides Foundation has awarded over $300 million in grants to nonprofits working for social change in the U.S. and abroad. One of these grants was awarded to the Save Our Aquifer Coalition to publicize the plight of the Borrego Valley aquifer.
Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy (TCDC) was established to preserve habitat and biodiversity, protect native plants and wildlife, and conserve scenic vistas and historic sites in the Tubb Canyon area of the Borrego Valley and the larger Anza-Borrego Sonoran Desert in southeastern California. As such, the Conservancy is taking the lead in opposing Rudyville, a proposed development that threatens all of the elements it seeks to preserve in the Tubb Canyon area.
Utility Consumers Action Network (UCAN) is a not-for-profit agency, the mission of which is to educate and protect San Diego County consumers in the areas of essential energy, utility, and telecommunications services.
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHMNET) believes that crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as the human population become less dense. Proponents of this theory advocate phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed as a means of allowing Earth's biosphere to return to good health.
Wikipedia The Borrego Valley Groundwater Basin, located in the very southern region of California, is one of the driest basins in the state. With climate change predicted to have strong effects into foreseeable future, the region is viewed with a skepticism in the sustainable use of water at current rates of consumption.
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