|This illegal dump site was discovered northeast of Saddelback Butte State Park in the western Mojave Desert between Palmdale and El Mirage.|
Death Valley Jim--a fellow friend of the desert with a beautiful website that focuses on the history of the region--brought attention to specific cases of dumping in California City, which is just north of Edwards Air Force Base and near the Desert Tortoise Natural Area. His photos can be viewed on his facebook page.
Other than reporting illegal dump sites, there is another thing we can do -- participate in community clean-ups. Check with your local code enforcement or public works office to see if they are organizing one.