Save Calico Mountains Archaeology Site

$3,250 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 25 people in 39 months
Claude Short
for Friends of the Calico Early Man Site Inc
 YUCCA VALLEY, CA
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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Update 26
Posted by Claude Short
1 month ago
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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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Update 25
Posted by Claude Short
5 months ago
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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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Update 24
Posted by Claude Short
6 months ago
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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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Update 23
Posted by Claude Short
8 months ago
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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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$3,250 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 25 people in 39 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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AA
$100
Ann Aguirre
1 month ago
$30
Anonymous
4 months ago
JB
$50
Jon Bryant
5 months ago
AW
$50
Amy Wise
5 months ago

Thanks for the good work you do.

AA
$20
Ann Aguirre
5 months ago
MM
$200
Martin Montgomery
5 months ago
MM
$100
Martin Montgomery
9 months ago

To help cover June night time dig expenses.

MM
$200
Martin Montgomery
10 months ago

For general use

MM
$285
Martin Montgomery
10 months ago
1
1

for dig necessities and site maintenance

MM
$250
Martin Montgomery
13 months ago
1
1
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