Wednesday, February 13, 2013

HAMMERS DECISION OUT TO PUBLIC

MARINES WANT JOHNSON VALLEY -- STILL; BUT DON'T PANIC

The Record of Decision on Johnson Valley Marine Base expansion was signed Feb. 13th and calls for Alternative 6, basically taking over a lot of our OHV area.  But the fight is long from over.  Congress still has a say in all this.
The Johnson Valley OHV area, which is home to a series of off-road trails known as The Hammers, is currently at risk due to the proposed expansion of the 29 Palms Marine Base.
29 Palms is the largest Marine base in the world and at 930 sq. miles which is about the size of the state of Rhode Island.
The Marines proposed expansion would include acquiring an additional 250 sq. miles
which is the land equivalent to acquiring the country of Singapore. Some of the land for this expansion
will be taken from the Johnson Valley OHV area. This expansion would mean the permanent loss
of half of the California desert available to the public.

Learn more and see the notes from the Calif. Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC) at http://www.savethehammers.org

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