With the pending release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Marine Corps expansion into the Johnson Valley OHV Area, recreation advocates are making plans to take the fight to save Johnson Valley to Congress. Representatives from the California Motorized Recreation Council traveled to Washington, DC in search of a lobbying firm to assist with legislative contacts.
As a partner in California Motorized Recreation Council, the Board of Directors of California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs has approved releasing $9,733.94 in legal funds held by the Association to help fund the Washington, DC lobbying efforts. These funds were collected through donations and fund raising activities specifically for Johnson Valley efforts.
Mark Cave, President of Cal4Wheel, stated, "These funds were provided through our member efforts to help preserve 4-wheeling in Johnson Valley. The Board believes that support of the lobbying effort is in the best interests of Cal4Wheel."
CMRC has created a broad based coalition to assist with the funding of the fight to Save Johnson Valley. CA4WDC is committed to working with the coalition to preserve recreation access to Johnson Valley OHV Area.