Monday, November 29, 2021

Wonder Valley Forever 2021 - Sunday 12/19/2021

 After there were homesteads came a community. Then came the watering holes and places to meet. Please join Steve Reyes for a Sunday afternoon browsing a treasure trove of Wonder Valley historical photos.

We'll be visiting the California Agricultural Checkpoint before it because the Wonder Valley Volunteer Fire Department, look at gatherings of American Legion Post 729 and its Women's Auxiliary at Barnett's and the Palms, and the Wonder Valley Hiking Club on local outings and parading in 29 Palms' Pioneer Days.

Steve Reyes is a local historian who lives in Wonder Valley and collects stories, documents, artifacts and oral histories.

Sunday December 19, 2021 at 1 pm, the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road. 

The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

[This event is sponsored by the Friends of Wonder Valley and we encourage everyone to visit and join the Twentynine Palms Historical Society whose museum and state of the art archives contains a wealth of local history.]

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Dale Basin Well Owners Association, Saturday November 13, 2021

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association's (DBWOA) bi-annual membership meeting will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road in Wonder Valley.

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association aims to provide a unified and legal entity in all matters related to the Dale Basin aquifer and its well owners' interests. Founded over 32 years ago, the DBWOA is nonpolitical and advocates for conservation measures to protect the natural desert aspects of the Dale Basin Area and preserve its waters from intrusion by outside interests.

Last Spring a working subcommittee was constituted and tasked with reviewing the DBOWA's mission and bylaws, updating its communications and outreach, and a renewed focus on current threats including proliferating illegal cannabis 'grows,' groundwater mining, and the impact of the continuing drought. The subcommittee met several times over the Spring and Summer to prepare its recommendations to the general membership.

Long time Wonder Valley resident and member of the DBWOA Jim Copeland will provide a short presentation on the history of the Dale Basin aquifer and efforts to protect it.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Membership is open to well owners in Wonder Valley for $5 a year (hurry, before annual dues go up!). Please attend and bring your well owning neighbors.

For more information, visit the Dale Basin Well Owners Association website or contact the DBWOA at

See previous Dale Basin Well Owners posts