(Victorville)–Students and nature lovers will reap the benefits of the new High Desert Interpretive Center thanks to a partnership between the County of San Bernardino Museum Victor Valley Branch and Mojave Water Agency. Enthusiastic community leaders and policy makers attended the November 8 groundbreaking event held near Deep Creek Road, south of Rock Springs Road.
Featuring a 1,500-foot long walking trail and educational kiosks on water resources and cultural history of the Mojave River, this partnership will offer a unique opportunity to observe and learn about this indispensable lifeline to the High Desert. The center will include a conference room with water exhibits and other educational resources, as well as an Operations Facility for MWA personnel.
For more than 10 years, MWA has built up its Strategic Partners Program to identify and implement important water management and outreach opportunities that can only be accomplished through collaboration. These partnerships have generated abundant results for the region including the Invasive Species Removal Project along the Mojave River, GIS and water resource management courses at High Desert
colleges, the Mojave Riverwalk Project, riparian habitat restoration and re-vegetation projects, as well as demonstration gardens throughout the High Desert.