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No. 79 Fall 2014

Historical photo, Diana Lindsay collection

Borrego Springs:

Why do you love our little desert

community of Borrego Springs? Perhaps you have a “Borrego Story” that is similar to mine: something or someone brought you to this tiny desert town. The long, windy roads led you to Borrego Springs and once you came, a piece of this place just stuck with you. Borrego Springs is no ordinary By Paige Rogowski small town. Yes, it has many of the characteristics typical of small towns — people say hi to you by name in the store, or you stop into the post office and end up staying to talk with a few friends. But there is one truly unique defining characteristic of Borrego Springs — it is completely surrounded by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The great combination of small-town charm and the stunning beauty of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park make up the area we affectionately and simply call “Borrego.” Borrego Springs is what’s known as a “Gateway Community” because it is the main hub of activity associated with Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. People visit and live in Borrego Springs because of its distinctive position surrounded by the Park. The dramatic vistas provide inspiration and endless possibilities for exploring, and because it is permanently protected as a state park, these views and trails will always be here to enjoy. These are the features that draw people to Borrego. And whether those people are counted among the 3,000 year-round residents, the 15,000 part-time residents or the hundreds of thousands of people who visit each year, people simply love this place. Borrego is extraordinary. Borrego is worth preserving. Borrego is worth sharing with the world. In this spirit a new group has been formed this summer, the Borrego Valley Stewardship Council. Anza-Borrego Foundation joined with other leaders in April 2014 to discuss ways to enhance and preserve

GATEWAY TO THE PARK

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