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“Unite, Inform & Mobilize”
Guest: Nicole Nicholas Gilles
The ASA (American Sand Association) is the lead organization fighting to keep the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) open to OHV use. The ASA’s primary objective is to “UNITE, INFORM and MOBILIZE” the sand duning community to protect their right to right! The ASA accomplishes this through the use of volunteers and staff to protect the right to recreate on public lands. The ASA believes in responsible, environmentally balanced management for all public lands. The ASA cooperates with national, regional and local sand sport associations.
Nicole is the Executive Director of the ASA and continues to fight for access to the dunes. Her advice to all is to be vigilant and stay aware of the wildlife. It’s all about being good stewards to the land so it can continue to be open for all.
Honors and Awards and Successes:
The biggest success of the ASA has to be the re-opening of 40 acres of the Glamis Sand Dunes. Over 1 million dollars were spent on efforts to re-open the dunes. Now, after being closed for 10 years, the Glamis Dunes are once again open to riders. Hundreds of volunteers came to un-stake the closed areas once the Dunes were re-opened.