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Rally to save the western Joshua tree 

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The California Fish and Game Commission will decide on June 15 and 16, 2022 whether the western Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) will become the first plant species to be listed as threatened in California due to climate change. Join us for a special rally at 5pm on Thursday May 26 to show our support for listing the western Joshua tree as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act. Guest speakers will explain why the western Joshua tree needs to be protected and what you can do to help.
Parents, bring your kiddos! MDLT Education Coordinator Mary Cook-Rhyne will be providing activities for children of all ages. 
For questions or more information contact [email protected] or call 760-366-5440.

Confirmed speakers as of 5/19/22:
Kelly Herbinson, MDLT Joint Executive Director
Brendan Cummings, Conservation Director, Center for Biological Diversity, and petitioner for the western Joshua tree listing
Dr. Cameron Barrows, Conservation Ecologist emeritus, UC Riverside
Ruth Nolan, Poet, former wildland firefighter, Professor at the College of the Desert.
Chris Clarke, Associate Director of the California Desert Program, National Parks Conservation Association

Learn more about the western Joshua tree listing here 



May 26
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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