rescued for reuse
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum invited Karyl Newman of Dehsart to participate in their Family Fun Day, Saturday, July 30th from 10-3 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. With the help of our friends at Harbor Freight, objects collected at a recent cleanup have been cleaned and polished, ready for creative […]

Eco-art at The Hi-Desert Nature Museum

The balloon moon found at a blightsite
As a result of connections made at Karyl Newman’s lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in March, she planned a collaborative cleanup of Giant Rock in Landers, CA to educate and foster appreciation of the historical site with partner Soon after, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley invited Karyl […]

Setting the Stage at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

On Saturday, June 11th, we will be working with our friends at and the Bureau of Land Management to clean up the infamous site, Giant Rock, in Landers, CA. We will provide all supplies and instruction on screening for glass recovery, safe collection techniques, recycling tips and even historical […]

Cleanup Collaboration at Giant Rock

We have some exciting news to share with you! Join on Saturday, April 16 from 9am – 2pm at the Yucca Valley Community Center for a free Earth Day event. Check out the new EVENT page for all the details on this and future engagements.

April 16 – Earth Day Event

Girl Scout Journey Workshop
Gathered during travels to tipping sites around the desert, DEHSART’s collection of material samples demonstrates the variety and types of waste dumped in our environment. At DEHSART events, guests are invited to utilize the items in creating one of a kind art works through tracings and surface rubbings while considering the […]

Rubbing the Rubbish and Tracing the Trash

Trash in the desert is a broken record that continues to play out. Here is an article found in the archives of the Morongo Basin Historical Society describing the issue – 33 years ago – click on the image to enlarge.

Not a New Nuisance

These 16 types of waste are commonly dumped in the wrong place – our desert environment. In 2016, let’s resolve to recycle: Sofas Other Furniture Tires Mattresses Bags of Household Trash Paint Construction Materials Clothing Plastic Toys TVs Yard Waste Remodeling Debris Shoes Motor Oil Balloons Boats

Not-So-Sweet 16!

Abigail spoke up and the first community cleanup box has been installed adjacent to the vacant lots cleared of debris – all thanks to the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force, Local Girl Scouts, Eastside High School Art Students and the City of Lancaster. We need your help to keep […]

First Community Cleanup Box Installed in Lancaster

Of repurposing cast-off items to create art, Purifoy said: “Junk art, assemblage art…it’s as close to human existence because it’s all the cast-offs we are utilizing here….So, I won’t say that assemblage art is much like itself, but it’s closer to existence than any other art form. Because it’s your […]

Junk Dada

hashtag your photos dehsart
The top #dehsart hashtag user during the month of October will win a one of a kind framed art piece and DEHSART swag bag! Celebrate the first DEHSART cleanup station box and inspire others by sharing your trash photos tagged #dehsart on Instagram!   Simply follow these instructions:   1. […]


Keep our Desert Beautiful. A large scale clean-up event took place yesterday – a team endeavor with the City of Lancaster and Waste Management. All accomplished because of an account by a local junior girl scout at a DEHSART event –  in attendance with her troop and first of 50 girls to speak […]

One AV Girl Scout’s Voice Sends a Clean & Clear ...