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We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

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Lemon Lily Festival

Lemon Lily FestivalThe lemon lily, one of our most spectacular local wildflowers; it is rare and uncommon but not on the endangered species list. The annual Lemon Lily Festival celebrates the uniqueness and rarity of this special local wildflower which is a vital part of the San Jacinto Mountains ecosystem. The festival includes local arts & crafts, a Pioneer Town, educational exhibits, speakers, and a native plant sale. This festival is fun for all ages!

The mission of the Lemon Lily Festival is to foster an appreciation for the threatened native Lily, Lilium parryi, educate the public of its plight and relevance to Idyllwild, restore it to its historical range and benefit Idyllwild by promoting it as a visitor destination.

The Lemon Lily Festival was founded in 2009 by local businessman Doug Yagaloff along with several botanists, business folk, and the Idyllwild Garden Club who had a common vision of restoring the Lemon Lily to its natural habitat in the San Jacinto Mountains. This group enlisted the help of volunteers, the Idyllwild Nature Center and the US Forest Service to make this vision a reality.

The Idyllwild Nature Center
Located one mile northwest of Idyllwild on Highway 243, the Nature Center offers field study trips, environmental education programs and guided tours by appointment. Programs focus on mountain ecology, habitats, flora and fauna, Cahuilla Native culture and the history of the San Jacinto Mountains. Each program can be tailored to fit your specific needs or interests. Nature walks and natural history lectures are offered during the summer. Every Saturday, June through August the center offers Junior Naturalist Programs. This children’s program includes a forest nature walk, snacks, and workbooks.

Various seasonal events are held here, including the Lemon Lily Festival, Butterfly Daze, Labor Day Family Fun and the Wildflower and Art Exhibit. A spacious auditorium is available to rent for any special events as well.

The area surrounding Idyllwild Nature Center is filled with trails perfect for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Easy to moderate effort trails can be found. After, enjoy your lunch at one of the several picnic tables set amongst the tall pine trees.

The FRIENDS of the San Jacinto Mountain County Parks
The Friends of the San Jacinto Mountain County Parks is a member supported non-profit organization based at the Idyllwild Park Nature Center and dedicated to supporting the work of the Riverside County Regional Parks & Open Space District.

The Friends make possible a great variety of cultural and natural history interpretive programs, new exhibits, wildlife observation facilities, equipment and resources to help children and adults gain appreciation and enjoyment of the San Jacinto Mountains.

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
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  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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