the CHINO CONE!
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Save Our Mountains is dedicated
preserving the mountains, canyons,
and alluvial fans which create the
unique setting of Palm Springs.
WHY SAVE THE CHINO CONE ALLUVIAL FAN?
The Chino Cone is a world-renowned Palm Springs landmark; it is monumental in stature, and one
of the largest and few remaining undeveloped alluvial fans in the entire Coachella Valley.
It is the physical gateway to the mountains and the symbolic gateway to the City of Palm Springs.
It is a pathway for the diminishing population of San Jacinto Big Horn sheep, it is home to a
variety of wildlife and indigenous plant species.
It is the essence of sublime – simultaneously grand and awesome – that inspires a sense of wonder,
a sense of timelessness, a sense of forces greater than ourselves.
People need places like this.
- Places that cause us to pause to reflect upon, to glory in and pay tribute to the beauty and
design of the natural world;
- Places that help us understand the world and our place in it through the perspective of our
natural and cultural heritages;
- Places that instill a sense of place; that engender in us a sense of stewardship over the natural
and built environment.
- Places that foster a sense of time out from the world of congestion, distractions, and demands
of every day life.
A special place, accessible to all.
SAVE OUR MOUNTAINS
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Palm Springs, CA 92263-0891
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