15th Anniversary Celebration of the California Desert Protection Act

desert_15_flyerSigned into law on October 31, 1994, the California Desert Protection Act designated 7.8 million acres of land as wilderness, changed areas previously designated as national monuments into Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, and established Mojave National Preserve. This bill was the single largest land protection bill in the history of the lower 48!

Please join the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association to celebrate this historic anniversary at Mojave National Preserve’s Kelso Depot Visitor Center in Kelso, California. Entertainment, education, food, and an incredible line-up of speakers will add to your enjoyment of our celebration, located at the Historic Kelso Depot in the heart of Mojave National Preserve. Only a few miles from the 700 foot tall Kelso Sand Dunes.

Visitor Center open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Activities begin at 10 a.m.
* Kelso is 34 miles south of I-15 at Baker on Kelbaker Road
* Celebration event at 1 p.m.
* Lunch concessions available

This event is free and open to the public!

For more information call 760-252-6100 or visit us online at www.nps.gov/moja

You can download a flyer for this event here.

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