MERG is a California corporation organized under paragraph 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is actively governed by a
Board of Directors, all of whom are MERG members.
Non-voting membership through tax-deductible donation is available to all residents of Mariposa County and we encourage anyone who is interested to inquire further about joining our work.
Our purpose is to inform the public and decision makers about
responsible government, land use and environmental issues so that the best choices can be made for a sustainable high quality of life for present and future Mariposans as change comes to our community. Our environment and our economy are intimately linked, as is true in most Sierra counties.
The underlying principles of MERG are to inform and educate the community as to issues that affect our environment, to conduct scientific research within our capabilities in furtherance of our education and information mission, and to observe and report on local government issues, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Sparking debate and community action through respectful and honest presentation of fact
Educating the public with integrity and respect for all opinions
Seeking commonality and coalitions with other groups to solve community issues
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