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Paint/Sculpt-Out at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Nestled among the Little San Bernardino Mountains in the Sand to Snow National Monument, the desert oasis at Big Morongo Canyon is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian habitats in California. The upstream end of the canyon lies in the Mojave Desert, while its downstream portion opens into the Colorado Desert. There are numerous trails to walk and hike, including a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk through the marsh and riparian habitats. At 31,000 acres with elevations ranging from 600 feet on the canyon floor to 3000 feet at the top of the ridge, this diverse landscape has been an important part of the Morongo Basin’s natural and cultural history for almost two billion years.
The Preserve entrance is one block south of State Highway 62 in Morongo Valley, a community located between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park. The Preserve boundaries extend from Morongo Valley to the bottom of Big Morongo Canyon in the west end of the Coachella Valley, northwest of Desert Hot Springs.
This Paint/Sculpt-Out is presented by the Palm Springs/Desert Chapter. The group will meet by the parking lot and artists will set up not far from the lot. Ample parking and restrooms available.
Photo Credit: Andrew Gillespie