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American Sand Association “IN THE DUNES” UNITE, INFORM and MOBILIZE Vol. II • Issue 4 November 2011 STATUS OF THE RECREATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN (RAMP) MEETING HELD TO DISCUSS We continue to be in contact with the BLM regarding the status of the RAMP and it seems that we’re still in a IMPERIAL SAND DUNES RECREATION FEES holding pattern. The ASA is staying on top of this issue Comments on Imperial Sand Dunes’ recreation fees and will inform our membership as soon as more infor- were recently heard at a public meeting held in mation becomes available. El Centro on November 3rd. The forum was part of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Imperial Sand For those of you who are new to the dunes, the BLM Dunes Recreation Area Desert Advisory Council Sub has prepared this RAMP to provide direction that will Group and was held at the Bureau of Land Management guide future management actions for BLM adminis- (BLM) El Centro Field Office. tered lands within the Planning Area and to analyze the environmental effects resulting from implementing The comments are being requested by the Desert the alternatives addressed in this document. Advisory Council members in response to the California Desert District (CDD) Manager’s request for recommendations on the fee programs in effect at the CDD recreation sites. IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN... The specific issues that the CDD manager TO BUY YOUR ISDRA PERMITS has asked for DAC recommendations are You have 4 ways to buy: detailed below. • What's working and what needs 1. At the dunes for $120 improvement for BLM's user fee polices in 2. $92.95 Online at the ASA website: the CA Desert? www.asasand.org • What suggestions for ways that BLM can communicate and administer fees more 3. $92.95 by calling the ASA at: effectively? 888-540-7263 • What feedback does the DAC have about current fee schedules and any proposed 4. Snail mail a $92.95 check and changes? your info to the ASA: PO Box 1872 If you were not able to attend the meeting and would still like to submit comments, Canyon Country, CA 91386 please do so by November 23rd. These comments should be directed to: The above prices include shipping, handling, and insurance. Dick Holliday ISDRA DAC Subgroup Chairman $9 from every permit sold by firstname.lastname@example.org the ASA goes to fund our fight to Keep Our Dunes Open. CONTENTS A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Meeting on Recreation Fees 1 The cooler weather can only mean one thing……it’s duning season! As Executive Director Message 2 we get our favorite toys out of storage, please keep safety-first in mind. What is the ASA? 3 Often times, we get so excited when our tires hit the sand and it’s easy Dune Season Begins 4 to be careless and that’s when accidents happen. Getting Dirty on Wash Rd. 4 Patrolling the Dunes 5 Please make sure you and your family or group know and abide by the rules and regulations of your riding area. Please take advantage of the Are You Certified? 6 ATV Certification classes being offered free of charge to CA residents JRS Award Recipient 7 which will help your children learn how to operate their OHV in a safe Business Spotlight 7 manner. More information on these classes can be found in this newsletter. Checkered Flag Program 8 Vandals Spoil the Fun 9 Finally, remember to respect your environment and keep the dunes the Focus on Safety 10 way you’d like to see them. If you see trash on the ground, please pick it Save the Date 11 up. Encourage others to do the same and don’t forget to mark your Raffle Info 12 calendars for the MLK Weekend Dunes Cleanup being held on January 14, 2012. Promote Your Business 13 Membership Info 14 We really appreciate your support and wish you and your loved ones a Supporting Member Discounts 15 great season! AZ Off-Road Show 16 Keeping You Informed 17 Imperial Sand Dunes at the SandSports Super Show! 17 Help the ASA advocate on behalf of your business 18 Nicole Nicholas Gilles Executive Director ASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee Rusty Massie…………...Chairman Bob Gagliano……….….Secretary Lloyd Misner…………....Treasurer Bob Mason……………..President Directors Jim Bramham Gary Jordan Jon Crowley Scott Swenka Chuck Hattaway Executive Director Nicole Nicholas Gilles Email: email@example.com If you’d like to contact the board, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org American Sand Association PO Box 1872 Canyon Country, CA 91386-1872 Phone: (888) 540-SAND www.asasand.org In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 2 WHAT IS THE ASA? ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The ASA is the lead organization fighting to keep the Imperial Only through the support of our members and business sponsors, Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) open to OHV use. We are a has the American Sand Association been able to pursue various nonprofit California corporation under the IRS Tax Code 501(c)4. activities. Here are some of the many achievements made by our organization. The ASA has joined with the Off Road Business Association (ORBA), San Diego Off-Road Coalition (SDORC), American • The ASA contracted for an economic assessment that resulted in Motorcycle Association (AMA District 37) to fund EcoLogic a portion of the proposed Pierson’s Milkvetch (PMV) critical Partners Inc., an OHV coalition that advocates on behalf of habitat being excluded by the Secretary of the Interior due to recreationists on legal matters. the economic impact on the local economy. • Petitioned the Department of Interior (DOI) to de-list the PMV. WHY SUPPORT THE ASA? Although we weren’t successful, we are researching other We are a dynamic, aggressive organization fighting hard to pro- avenues to address the potential for delisting. tect your right to recreate on public lands! • Designed and implemented a public safety education program at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING: • Produced Duner’s Survival Kits for distribution by local • 35,000 members strong allows us a prominent voice on businesses, at information meetings and by the BLM to ISDRA issues thousands of visitors at the dunes. • Connections and respect at high levels of the government and • Started the Partners in Dune Safety program with the Bureau of in the business community Land Management (BLM), and the Imperial County Sheriff’s • Dedicated, business-like leadership Office (ICSO). Working together, we’ve enhanced public • Aggressive legal and biological strategy awareness of the rules and laws that apply to the Imperial Sand • Lobbying efforts in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA). Well informed duners are more • Partners with the United Desert Gateway (UDG), United States likely to follow the rules. Border Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, Imperial County • The Washington, D.C. Director of the BLM presented the Four-C’s Sheriff Office, EcoLogic Partners, Inc. and American Desert Award to the ASA for their leadership in conservation and Foundation. recreational safety programs throughout the ISDRA. • The ASA is a member of Tread Lightly! which advocates THE ASA FOCUSES ON SIX CORE COMPETENCIES: responsible off-highway motorized vehicle use. 1. Education – We educate our membership by publishing four • In order for the ASA to accomplish its goals, funds have been newsletters per year that are sent out to all members and eight raised by conducting a raffle car program, business sponsor and “What’s New with the ASA” online newsletters sent out to all supporting membership contributions, donations and ISDRA email subscription members annually. permit sales. 2. Safety – Starting with our “Checkered Flag” program and expanding to safety billboards, the “Safety Bug” program and OBJECTIVE / MISSION STATEMENT: our “Dune Smart” safety book, the ASA has helped ISDRA The ASA’s primary objective is to “UNITE, INFORM and visitors become familiar with the rules and information needed MOBILIZE” the sand duning community to protect their right to for a safe duning experience coupled with responsible use of ride! public lands. We accomplish our mission through the use of volunteers and 3. Membership - The ASA strives to increase membership in order staff to protect the right to recreate on public lands. We believe in to have a strong voice for the duning community. responsible, environmentally balanced management for all public lands. The ASA cooperates with national, regional and local sand 4. Legislation- In the past, the ASA has filed lawsuits against the sport associations. Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service on legal actions that could have closed the dunes. We continue WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF ASA’s FINANCES? to stand poised to oppose any legal actions brought by any Our funds come from annual membership dues from our anti-access group. Supporting Members as well as from our Business Sponsors. Many of our business supporters also assist the ASA by providing 5. Communication - The ASA attempts to keep the lines of or donating copying services, printing services or through the communication open between the managers of the recreation donation of equipment and sand toys for fundraising raffles. area and the visitors. We do this via newsletters, monthly emails Lastly, the ASA markets a line of merchandise such as shirts, hats, to our members, informational meetings and participation at calendars, flags, signs and banners. These funds are primarily used events where recreational visitors can learn more about the to support our ongoing legal efforts, biological and technical issues affecting the recreational use of their public land. studies, public awareness and outreach campaigns. 6. Fundraising – Funds are raised to help further the mission of the ASA. In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 3 EL CENTRO’S LTVA AND IMPERIAL SAND DUNES SEASON BEGINS! A new season began in September for the El Centro Field Office. Whether you are a snowbird longing for the temperate climate the desert offers, or a duner pining for the sand hills, the El Centro Field Office has something for you. Every year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered at BLM’s Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA), where visitors may camp for as long as seven months. The Hot Springs, Pilot Knob and Tamarisk LTVAs opened for winter visitors on September 15. Visitors wishing to stay in an LTVA for the entire season (through April 15) are required to purchase a long term permit for $180. Visitors may also opt for any number of short term (two week) permits for $40. Permits may be purchased on site or at the El Centro Field Office. The Imperial Sand Dunes launched the new season when its ranger stations opened on September 30. Both the Cahuilla and OHV enthusiasts dwarfed by the Imperial Sand Dun es. Photo: BLM/Jim Shepar Buttercup Ranger Stations (north and south dunes, respectively) d. will staff park rangers available to provide both information and emergency medical services to dunes’ visitors. Fee permits may When recreating on public lands, please remember that safety is be purchased at the ranger stations at the on-site price of $120 your first priority. For more information on LTVA camping or the for a season, and $40 for a weekly. Visitors can save money by Imperial Sand Dunes, please visit www.blm.gov/ca/elcentro or purchasing fee permits off-site or on-line at $90 for a season, call 760.337.4400. and $25 for a weekly. GETTING DIRTY ON WASH ROAD Heavy seasonal wear and tear along the road leading into Wash 1 at the Imperial Sand Dunes required some serious TLC. A desire by both Imperial County and the BLM-El Centro Field Office to reclaim the desert of old tailing piles left behind following the construction of Hwy 78 in the 1960’s prompted its use to resurface this section of the road. Using this “left-over” material significantly reduced the time, effort and money it otherwise would have cost to haul in dirt to fix the road. These logistics aside, fewer plants and wildlife were dis- turbed by this use, and views to the scenic desert were restored. The small section of the road where the material was applied will be used to test the viability of it over the long term and through its heaviest use. If the road holds up in this area, remaining material will be used in future repairs. To prepare for the opening of the 2011/2012 season on Friday, September 30th, maintenance crews also graded the road from Wash 3 to Wash 15. Articles and Photography courtesy of the BLM Maintenance crew from El Centro Field Office work on preparing Wash Road for the season opener on Friday, Sept. 30th. Material left behind from the construction of Hwy 78 in the 1960’s was used to cap the road. In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 4 In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 5 ARE YOU CERTIFIED?! California will pay for your class if the student is under 16 years of age and a California resident. If you are not eligible for free train- DATES SET FOR ATV SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASSES ing, you may take the ATV RiderCourse for a small fee. Minimum The American Desert Foundation is once again offering ATV Safety age of students is 6 years old. The classes fill up quickly so we rec- certification classes at Glamis and Gordon's Well. The Glamis ommend preregistering on line or by phone. training site is located in the vendor area next to the Glamis Beach Arizona residents are also required to either have an ATV training Store and the Gordon’s Well / Buttercup training site is located at certificate from their state of residence or a California training cer- Duner’s Diner. tificate when riding in California. Completion of this class meets the State of California's require- What should you bring to the class? You must wear the proper rid- ment that all riders under the age of 18 must be certified or be ing gear at all times during training. This includes the following: under the direct supervision of a certified adult. The 4 hour class is • DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet provided by the ATV Safety Institute and you can preregister on • Goggles or face shield line at www.atvsafety.org or by calling the toll free number 800- • Over-the-ankle boots 877-2887 • ATV or motorcycle gloves Class dates are as follows: • Long pants November 11-13 2011 (Veterans Day Weekend) • Long sleeve shirt or jacket November 25-27 2011 (Thanksgiving) The rider must take the class on a quad sized according to the December 31 2011 (New Year) manufacture’s recommendations. If the proper sized quad is not January 1 2012 (New Year) available to you, arrangements may be made to have one avail- January 14-15 2012 (Martin Luther King Weekend) able at the training site. Call 800-887-2887 for details. February 18-19 2012 (Presidents Weekend) All you have to do is dune over to your class site with your family, March 3-4 2012 enjoy the class together and have a great weekend knowing that All classes start at 9AM sharp! you have the proper training and certification to ride. Both sites How much does it cost? Maybe nothing if you recently purchased have food vendors nearby for an after class lunch or snack and a new ATV. Call ATV Enrollment Express toll-free at 1-800-887-2887 there are vendors for shopping or supplies as well. Be safe in the to find out if you are eligible for free training. The State of dunes and have fun! In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 6 ADAIR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS JERRY R. SEAVER AWARD The ASA was pleased to recognize Doug Adair as this year’s Jerry R. Seaver (JRS) Award recipient. Nominated by his pears, Doug has provided a significant volunteer service in preparing the graphic art for many ASA projects throughout the year. The JRS Award is presented each year to an ASA volunteer who has demonstrated an extraordinary individual commitment to the goals and objectives of the ASA. The Jerry R. Seaver Volunteer Recognition Award is named in honor of Jerry Seaver, one of the three founders of the American Sand Association and a current member of the Advisory Committee. ASA BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT The ASA is happy to recognize Freedom Rentals as this newsletter’s featured business. Owned and operated by Michael and Kimmy Huffman, Freedom Rentals is located on vendor row in Glamis and offers a variety of quads to suit your rental needs. Freedom Rentals is proud to be a part of the ASA raffle program and will be displaying our raffle vehicles throughout the season. Please stop by and say hi to the crew and pick up a raffle ticket to support the ASA. Freedom Rentals – Phone: (951) 805-1652 / Email: email@example.com ASA BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Pacific Customs Unlimited has been serving the sand buggy and off-road industry since 1997 from their Corona California showroom and warehouse. They offer a wide range of products such as Douglas Wheels, Xtreme paddle tires, Howe Power Steering, FK heims and uni balls, Kennedy clutches and engine adapters, Fox and King shocks, Tatum, Jamar, and Pro-Am disc brake kits, plus a full line of EMPI accessories. They are actively involved as sand buggy enthusiast to offer their clientele first-hand information about their projects and vehicle requirements. You can contact Pacific Customs Unlimited at (951) 738-8380 orvisit their showroom at 1660 Commerce St. Corona, CA www.pacificcustoms.com Photo: Neal Rideout Photography In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 7 EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER SPECIAL Camp Flag and Brown ASA Hat only $15.00 (a $5.00 savings!) Show your support while out at the dunes and display this flag proudly. The ASA Camp Flag measures a big 3 feet wide by 2 feet tall. Brushed cotton Kahki with black bill embroidered hat with ASA logo on front and website address on the back. Proceeds from our store sales go into our general fund to help Keep Our Dunes Open! To purchase go to: www.americansandassociation.org/onsale.php?onsaleid=16 ORANGEWOOD RV SPONSORS With a membership of almost 40,000 members, it’s a great way to get your name in front of a dedicated duning audience. We CHECKERED FLAG PROGRAM – are certain that we can come up with a program that fits your FLY IT AND DUNE BY IT! business needs and helps get our message out to the duning community. Please contact our Executive Director Nicole Gilles By Scott Swenka, ASA Board Member at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We thank all of our The ASA is pleased to partner with Orangewood RV with our business sponsors for their support! Checkered Flag Program. Because of a contribution from Orangewood RV, we were able to redesign the pledge cards We encourage everyone to proudly fly a Checkered Flag on their to include a special area in the back where you can include OHV. The Checkered Flag is part of the ASA’s Public Safety & information about your camp. Education program and is an important component in promoting public safety and law enforcement. Checkered Flags help make This is one example of the many partnerships we have with our duners more conscious of their own responsibilities while business sponsors. The ASA is always looking for ways to get our recreating on public lands. message out and would love to partner with other businesses on similar projects. In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 8 VANDALS SPOIL THE FUN…AGAIN. distance, try to obtain vehicle and license plate information and descriptions of persons involved. Never try to stop the offenders. Law Enforcement Rangers from the El Centro Field Office discovered Visitors who discover vandalism after the fact should report it to graffiti damage to the large welcome sign at Superstition the El Centro Field Office at 760-337-4400. Mountain OHV Open Area. The heavily spray-painted signs and stone foundation were discovered during a routine patrol. Nearby road signs were also defaced. The large truncated sign is one of many that identify public lands within the resource area. Superstition Mountain is a popular OHV recreation area located west of El Centro, featuring 13,000 acres of mixed terrain. With the off-roading season gearing up the sign will need some extensive repair, if not replacement. Outdoor Recreation Planner Dallas Meeks hopes the signs can be fixed, “Replacing these signs will cost thousands of dollars. It’s an eyesore and a sad beginning to a new season.” Visitors witnessing vandalism in progress are encour- aged to call 911 and report it. If possible, and from a safe Article and Photography courtesy of the BLM In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 9 In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 10 SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING EVENTS Arizona Off-Road & Recreation Show November 17-20, 2011 Thurs. 2pm-9pm • Friday 2pm-9pm Saturday 11am-9pm • Sunday 11am -6pm Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Visit www.azoffroadshow.com for more info. 15th Annual ISDRA Martin Luther King Weekend Dunes Cleanup January 14, 2012 Registration: 8:00 a.m. / Lunch-Prize Giveaway 11:30 a.m. Visit www.uniteddesertgateway.org for event details and registration locations Roughneck Rendezvous III: Colorful Characters of Ocotillo Wells SVRA January 28-29, 2012 An Off-Highway Geocaching Adventure - The weekend begins with registration at 7am on Saturday January 28th where you will receive your cache coordinates and other event goodies, and then you are on your way! When you are out in the park you are free to pursue any number of the 100+ loggable caches that have been placed in the park strictly for this event. For more information feel free to call 760-767-5772 or join our email list by sending your request to OWInterpretation@parks.ca.gov. For up to date event information, please visit our online calendar http://www.americansandassociation.org/pages.php?pageid=38 and our Facebook page. In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 11 In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 12 LET THE ASA HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS How would you like to have your business name in front of over 40,000 people? Advertising in the ASA quarterly newsletter allows you to do just that. Reach a guaranteed audience of off-road enthusiasts at affordable rates. Your advertisement in the pages of the ASA newsletter helps to cover our costs for printing and distributing the newsletter four times per year; two of which are printed and all four are available online and emailed to our membership. There are five options available for you to choose from: Ad Size 1 Issue 4 Issues SAVE 25% OR MORE Full Page $400 $1400 WITH 4 ISSUE OPTION 3/4 Page $300 $1100 1/2 Page $200 $700 1/4 Page $150 $500 Business Card $75 $225 We also offer an opportunity for businesses to advertise on the ASA website. There are four options for you to choose from: Package #1 Home page rotation ad, 120 x 60 size, clickable button to a website of your choice. 6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $250.00 12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $400.00 Package #2 Side Bar Static Banner Ad, 200 x 100 size, clickable button to a website of your choice. 6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $300.00 12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $500.00 Package #3 Lower Home Page Static Banner Ad, 500 x 100, clickable banner to website of your choice. 6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $400.00 12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $700.00 Package #4 Premium Flash Based Ad on ASA Homepage. 450 x 375 ad size. Not clickable or linkable. 6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $550.00 12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $1000.00 Advertiser is responsible for providing production ready ad material. We reserve the right to reject any material that we deem inappropriate. Gold and Platinum sponsors receive an additional discount. For more info please contact us (888)540-SAND or email@example.com. In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 13 MEMBERSHIP THANKS! The American Sand Association would like to thank the following people who have either joined, renewed or became supporting members of our organization since the publication of our last newsletter. Your support is helping us protect your right to recreate on public lands. Nick Accettura Thad Dirksen Linda Jensen David Mullins Doug Statler Howard M. Ault Jim Donley Mike Johnson William Murphy Kevin Stevenson John Austin Kenneth Dooley Jeff Jones Brian Myers Kevin Strong Larry Aveling Ron Dowda Kerry Kading Mike Nelson Barry Sulkin Frank Avila Stanley Dyhu Kenny Kalian Bill Nibeel Daniel Summers Jerry Bales Howard Ebel Todd Kausrud Gerald Niederhaus Bill Szymanski Vincent M. Barbarino Steve Eckert David Kayl Manny Norman Michelle Tarrant Rick Beck James Ellis Allen Kenworthy Jim O'Malley Ronald Tesarski Michael Beel Bruce Ellis Michael Kilpatrick Harry Pfaffmann Steve Tharp Rob Beggs Paul Ellwood Robert Kilpatrick Richard Pincombe Tom Thompson Mark Belshe Herb Engel Paul Klopp Matt Plummer Mike Thompson Tim Bender Scott Erickson Paul Koon Stephen Poe Daniel Thompson Fred Bennett Dennis Felger Seppo Kotajarvi Earl Potts Robert Thompson Ed Black Walter Fisher Rollin Lanpher Bob Pring Gary Tolle Dan Blaeser Gary Fluharty Edward Lauer Michael Radel Ken Tondreau Doug Blanchard Erika Fly Lisa Lavallee Jason Ramsey Robert Tousley Mark Blindauer David Fortuna Stan Leach John Reans Micah Turvey John Bosley Bruce Friedman Steve Lee Michael Reber Elliott Sr. Valdez Chris Bostie James Friesen John Lewis Mike Reiche Christopher Valenta Bob Brant Emeterio Fuentes Peter Lomakin Kevin Robinson Richard Van Ginkel Rick Brown John Gagel Larry Long Kevin Rogers Richard Van Ginkel III Peter Buell Glenn Garrison Patrick Lorenz Steve Rosenbloom Dennis Vedra Rex Bullock Jose Gastelum Jim Lumia John Rundell Chuck Wagner Judy Bullock Mike Gertsen Edward Luna Stan Sandgren Robert Wakefield Buddy Burton Kim Gess David Lydick Carl Sbarounis Mark Wallace Ed Cahill Terry Gess Dan Mahanke Nick Schnabel Dennis Wallace Troy Calhoun William Glasby Marc Marks Colby Schwartz Joseph Ward Ereilio M. Cardoso William Goetseh Steve Marshall Chris Sedillo Mark Watkins Steve Carlson Jon Gregory Kent McDaniel Lonnie Shadden David Wenidzandt Mike Carnakis Kerry Griggs Dianne McGee Michael W. Sharp Rick Wheeler Robert Ciarloni Paul Grossberg Steve McGovern Allen Sheppard Doug White Jim Clark Alex Groza Emerson McLaughlin Bob Sherwood Reid Wicker Jonathon Cleland Terry Haines David Melchionne Steven Shimon Chuck Willis Rodney Clemens Daniel Haselton Glenn Miller Ronald Siewert Matt Willoughby Stewart Cottis Damon Haugen Robert Mitchell Chris Simmons Buddy Wilson Dennis Dahlin Dirk Herzog Lynna Monell Phil Skeen Douglas Winebarger Paul De Medeiros Steve Hewitt Rick Moore Monte Skidmore David Wisniewski Rick Decker Donald Hickle Timothy Moore Oscar Soltero Matthew Wolde Marco Del Toro Michael Hisel Colin Morgan Dante Sorrenti Eric Wood Heron DeSantiago Steve Hutchins Holly Morris Donald Southard Jim Woods Michael Deveny Janet Janka Glenn Morris Bob Spradlin Ronald Wren Dan DeVoy Bob Jenkins Philip Mullaly Jon Sprenger Visit the ASA’s website for mo information or to join todayre MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVELEDGES : WWW.ASASAND.ORG • Receive a special “Supporting Member” discount with REACH for Life. • Just for upgrading your ASA “General Membership” or renewing your “Supporting Membership” you automatically receive a $25.00 gift card to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. • You will receive a membership card good for discounts at our participating “Premium” sponsor businesses. • With your membership kit, you’ll also receive a “Supporting ASA Member” license plate frame and ASA sticker. • Be a part of an organization that is over 40,000 members strong and allows you a prominent voice on Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area issues. • Help to fight for your right to recreate on public lands! In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 14 USE YOUR SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP TO SAVE MONEY! In addition to all of our businesses that help support your right to recreate on public land, following is a list of our Premium Sponsors who have chosen to give you, as an ASA Supporting member, an additional discount. 10 WEST MOTORSPORTS INDIO CA 760 353-2110 www.10westmotorsports.com Up to $1500.00 Off Vehicle Purchases Plus up to 20% Off Parts and Repair ACE AIR COOLED ENGINEERING SALT LAKE CITY UT 801 943-1234 www.aircooledengineering.com 10% Off All In Stock Items and Some Special Orders AL'S RV SERVICE & SUPPLY YUMA AZ 928 342-5816 www.alsrv.com 10% Retail Parts, Free 800 Page RV Accessory Catalog AL'S RV SERVICE & SUPPLY GLENDALE AZ 602 938-4990 www.alsrv.com 10% Retail Parts, Free 800 Page RV Accessory Catalog B&R BUGGIES OCEANSIDE CA 760 722-1266 www.pdkracing.bravepages.com 10% Discount Off Parts and Labor BEAUMONT POWERSPORTS BEAUMONT CA 951 845-4882 www.beaumontpowersports.com Up to $1500.00 Off Vehicle Purchases Plus up to 20% Off Parts and Repairs BILL & STEVE'S FOREIGN CAR PARTS DOWNEY CA 562 923-3251 www.billandsteves.com 10% Discount on Parts BRAWLEY INN BRAWLEY CA 760 344-1199 www.brawleyinn.com 10% Off Regular Price BRM OFFROAD GRAPHICS FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ 602 421-0880 www.brmoffroad.com 15% Off First Purchase for ASA Supporting Members CONCEPT POWDER COATING RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA 909 945-2991 www.conceptpowdercoatinginc.com 25% Off CONSULT-A-TECH TEMECULA CA 951 693-1074 10% Off All Parts and Labor to ASA Supporting Members CSIDENTITY CORP AUSTIN TX 512 646-2418 www.csidentity.com Discount On ID Protector DJ SAFETY INC LOS ANGELES CA 323 221-0000 www.dj-ltd.com 12 to 20% Discount off Selected Merchandise DON'S BUS BOX PEORIA AZ 602 670-0192 www.donsbusbox.com Priority Service for All ASA Supporting Members DUNCAN RACING INTERNATIONAL SANTEE CA 619 258-6306 www.duncanracing.com 10% Off Any Item Purchased Direct from Duncan Racing. *1 Special Per Order Only ELECTRO TECH POWDER COATINGS INC SAN MARCOS CA 760 746-0292 www.electrotechcoatings.com Show your ASA ID Card and Receive $10 Off your Order EMERY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SAN DIEGO CA 619 464-5348 www.emeng.com 15% Off On Title 24 Energy Calculations F WORD INDUSTRIES HUNTINGTON BEACH CA 714 350-1133 www.fwordindustries.com Online 10% Discount: Type Code ASA. 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In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 15 In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 16 GET YOUR 2012 CALENDAR IMPERIAL SAND DUNES AT THE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW! For the 13th straight year, staff from the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area participated in the Sand Sports Super Show at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The 3 day event, which typically draws tens of thousands of off-road enthusiasts, wrapped up on Sunday, September 18, 2011. BLM employees staffing the booth handed out over a thousand Frisbees sporting OHV safety messages, hundreds of kid-friendly Take it Outside! Family Activity card sets, and the newly reprinted dunes map. Staff was on hand to answer questions about the dunes, and remind visitors of the upcoming ATV Safety Certification training offered free to CA residents age 6-17 throughout the season. A Polaris Razor (UTV) used by Law Enforcement Officers to patrol the dunes was brought for display. This pre-season visit to the show allowed scores of youngsters the opportunity to climb in the vehicle and flip on the emergency response lights, Next year’s ASA calendar is now available red and blue lights brightly flashing. Delighted parents snapped countless photos. for purchase through our online store for only $7.00. Quantities are limited, so pur- The dunes’ annual season chase your calendar today! fee permit was available for purchase at the BLM We would like to thank all of the businesses booth and the booths who help contribute towards the printing of of many partner this calendar. Without their help, this project organizations also in would not be possible. attendance. This gives visitors a chance to Visit http://bit.ly/u8qv3S for details. purchase their fee permits and prepare for KEEPING YOU INFORMED the upcoming season. The BLM recently reported at the Desert Park Ranger Michelle Puckett hands a safety-themed Frisbee Advisory Council ISDRA SubGroup meeting to a young rider. the following visitation statistics for Article and Photography Halloween weekend. courtesy of the BLM Rescue Statistics 51 - Emergency calls 54 - Assisted patients ENTER TO WIN! 30 - Self-transports Come check out the ASA’s Polaris RZR XP900 which will be on display at various 6 - Transports by air times throughout the season at Cycle Part West located at 12825 Beach Blvd in 18 -Transports by ground Stanton, CA. Stop by and purchase your chance to win! Thank you Cycle Parts Law Enforcement Statistics West for supporting 443 - Citations the ASA! 17 - Arrests 11 - DUIs 82 - Drug and alcohol related contacts 4 - Camp evictions 62 - K9 deployments which led to 59 positive outcomes for drugs/weapons In the Dunes • Vol. II • Issue 4 Page 17 HELP THE ASA ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF YOUR BUSINESS The American Sand Association depends on the business community to validate and support the important issues that affect the Imperial Sand Dunes. The ASA has grown bigger and faster than anyone could imagine and is now the largest, grass-roots organization leading the fight to preserve and protect the public’s access at the Imperial Sand Dunes. The ASA offers different levels of business sponsorship. While your sponsorship is always appreciated, weencourage you to give as much as you're comfortable with. Be it in merchandise, by volunteering or even an additional donation. All donations are always put to good use in Keeping Our Dunes Open! All levels will receive an ASA Business Sponsor Kit. The kit includes 4 signs; (1) large 11”x17” window sign, (2) 4”x6” register or sales counter signs with adhesive tabs and (1) 3”x6” sign for your parts display case.You may also sign up your business online at the ASA website: www.AmericanSandAssociation.org/sponsors BRONZE ($50.00) • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page. SILVER ($250.00) • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page. • Business Name will be a hyperlink to its own ASA webpage. • Page will include contact information, email link, your website link, 100 characters of information maximum. A logo picture 240 X 240 max. GOLD ($500.00) • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page. • Business Name will be a hyperlink to its own ASA webpage. • Page will include contact information, email link, your website link, 250 characters of information maximum. A logo picture 240 X 240 max. • Plus receive a 10% discount on ASA & GlamisOnline website advertising. PLATINUM ($1000.00) • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page. • Business Name will be a hyperlink to its own ASA webpage. • Page will include contact information, email link, your website link, 500 characters of information maximum. A logo picture 240 X 240 max. • Plus receive a 20% discount on ASA & GlamisOnline website advertising. • Annual ASA Sponsor Plaque. PREMIUM (FREE with all levels) • Offer any Discount to our paid Supporting Membership. (your choice) • Places your business on our Premium Sponsor webpage and in our quarterly newsletters. • Your discount and contact information is sent to each new Supporting Member. • Good for All sponsor levels, NO additional costs! All Sponsorships are renewed annually. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 540-7263. The ASA... Keeping Our Dunes Open! 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