Save Calico Mountains Archaeology Site

$4,200 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 33 people in 58 months
Claude Short
for Friends of the Calico Early Man Site Inc
Calico Mountains Archaeology site was established by Dr. Louis Leakey in 1964. We promote science and education. Unfortunately, due to the down-turn in the economy/lack of donations, and cost increases across the board, we find ourselves in jeopardy. We are at a point, financially, where we may need to start deciding which employees to let go in order to continue our mission. We may even be forced to close the site within the next 2 years.
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Last DAY to donate and get a tax break for 2016! The bigger the donation, the bigger the break! Happy New Year!
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Ok. The site has been COMPLETELY cleaned-out! Tools, equipment, merchandise, and supplies are ALL gone. The thieves are taking doors, frames, windows and storage units. BLM has closed the site to the general public, but we are still allowed to dig. Since we don't have a secure storage on-site, we are looking for a storage unit somewhere in the Barstow area. Until we find one, we are doing the 'Pack it in/Pack it out" thing. TL dating isn't done yet, but we hope to have results soon.
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Ok Boys-N-Girls! We are starting to get ready for our next Dig Season! Due to the break-ins and vandalism, we have lost a lot of our equipment and supplies. We need to replace our easy-ups, Bbq, and dig equipment. That is the MINIMUM we need to get the season started. Please be generous. Remember, your donations are tax deductible!
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Well, Boys-N-Girls! I am sad to say that it has happened again! The Calico Mountains Archaeology Site has been hit 5 times this year. This last one made our 20kwh generator disappear. We are working closely with BLM and the Local Sheriff to try to stop this and recover our equipment. But it has put us in such a bad financial way that I am very afraid for us. We need security at the site AND we need to replace about $20,000 worth of equipment and supplies. Please dig deep and help us recover from this crime-spree!
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$4,200 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 33 people in 58 months
Created November 27, 2013
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends of the Calico Early Man Site Inc
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Redlands, CA
EIN: 953583655
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William Pickens
9 months ago

Come on people, DONATE !!! They need the $$$ & they don't waste a penny of it. DONATE NOW !!!

Bill Pickens
11 months ago

Keep up your GREAT WORK !!! I have moved to Portland, Or. & will not be there to dig again.

Martin Montgomery
11 months ago

To help cover expenses for the November Dig and membership meeting

Martin Montgomery
12 months ago

To help get the year started

23 months ago
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