ABDNHA has many ways that you can donate to support desert education.

ABDNHA Donations

Your donation supports the overall mission of ABDNHA.

Gift Membership

Give a gift membership to a desert enthusiast.


Lecture Series Sponsor

Become a sponsor of a lecture in our annual Desert Lecture Series.



Give a gift in memory or in honor of someone special.


Planned Giving

Support ABDNHA through planned gifts.


Desert Guardian

Become a "Desert Guardian" by making ABDNHA a beneficiary in your estate plan.


For more information about Lecture Series Sponsorships, Remembrances, Planned Giving, and the Desert Guardian Program, please contact:


Besty Knaak

Exectutive Director

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association



310 Palm Canyon Drive

Borrego Springs, CA





Donation Amount


If you wish to set up automatic donations on a monthly or quarterly basis please give us a call:  760-767-3098


School Programs

Hikes, Lectures, Tours

Native Plant Programs

The Sand Paper Newsletter

Special Events

Worldwide Education via our Website

ABDNHA is a 501c3, independent educational non-profit corporation, celebrating 43 years of award-winning nature education, 1971- 2014.

  • ABDNHA presents lectures, hikes, guided tours,  training sessions, nighttime astronomy viewing, and other programs of interest and concern to those who visit or live within the desert areas of the American southwest..

  • ABDNHA publishes The Sand Paper:  Our premier publication goes out five times a year to members and the public with quality information written by experts in various fields that pertain to the Anza-Borrego Region.

  • ABDNHA conducts regularly scheduled educational programs for school children within the Borrego Springs School District.

  • ABDNHA organizes special events every year, including a Native Plant Show and Sale, an annual Energy Day, and a Borrego Garden Tour.

  • ABDNHA advances our knowledge of natural history, archaeology, paleontology and related fields by funding research.

  • ABDNHA maintains and develops this website to expand the reach of desert education to millions of people outside of our community and region.

    If you prefer to make your donation by phone or mail:

  • 760-767-3052

  • ABDNHA, P.O.BOX 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92004