Celebrating 50 Years!

On April 1, 2017, ABF will celebrate 50 years of partnership with Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This desert season is dedicated to celebrating our many accomplishments, while looking ahead to how we can achieve even greater success as the Park’s partner. Check out the many ways we plan to celebrate this rare achievement.

Photo: Blair Brown

A Season of Celebration!

Thanks to a generous challenge grant from The Parker Foundation of San Diego, as well as the matching donations provided by ABF members and donors, this season will be our best one yet. Here's what's coming up!

Colorado Desert Natural History Research Symposium – November 4-6, 2016
Anza-Borrego: In Focus series Ten classes throughout the desert season
50th Anniversary Celebration
Save the Date: April 1, 2017

Exclusive $50 Membership Offer

Become a $50+ member and receive a limited-edition, vintage-inspired T-shirt… available only through our membership program. Celebrate ABF’s 50 years of park support in style!

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5 Hikes for 50 Years

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, ABF and ABDSP are launching "5 Hikes for 50 Years" – a series of hikes to complete on your own that offer an introductory look at the many spectacular places our desert has to offer. Grab a friend and challenge them to do it with you! Complete all five hikes by June 1 to receive a commemorative sticker and certificate signed by the Park! 

We challenge YOU to complete #5hikes50years

BPC for Free

Share your love of Anza-Borrego with someone who has never experienced it! Specifically for new visitors to Anza-Borrego, ABF will offer “BPC for Free” – six weekends of free access to the Park’s most popular hiking trail. 100 day passes are available to use on either Saturday or Sunday of each “BPC for Free” weekend.  

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50-Year Interactive Timeline

Take a moment to travel through time with us! Browse through our interactive milestone timeline highlighting our significant events, key accomplishments and successes as the partner of the Park for the last 50 years.  All of us at ABF are honored to have had the opportunity to serve the Park over the past 50 years. 

See 50 years of conservation at work!


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