The district, in partnership with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Bernardino County and Quail Forever, is working on a project to restore a portion of a Camp Cady grain field.  This restoration will greatly diminish or possibly stop dune sand from blowing onto Harvard road in Newberry Springs.  Every year Harvard road, a main road off of the 15 freeway, in Newberry Springs must be closed due to sand blowing across the road making it unsafe for traffic. This road stays closed for several days until the sand can be bulldozed onto the shoulder to allow traffic to continue.  This closing of Harvard road happens several times per year especially in the fall. The planting of grain on this agricultural field up wind from Harvard road will not only work to diminish sand blow but provide a larger source of food and shelter for local wildlife. 

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