• Borrego Dark Sky Coalition Publications
  • Want to learn more? Check out these Publications.

    lighting standards for the Borrego Valley

    Lighting Standards for the Borrego Valley: A guide of lighting standards and recommendations for dark-sky compliance. Download pdf

    How Borregans Keep their Night Skies Dark

    How Borregans Keep Their Night Sky Dark Be kind to your neighbor. Turn off, dim, control or shade your outdoor lights please. There are great lighting tips for those who live in the valley in our Light Pollution Flyer. Download pdf

    Understanding Lighting Brightness

    Understanding Lighting Brightness by Jim Rickard, Member of the Borrego Dark Sky Coalition Download pdf

    Additional examples of dark sky compliant lighting

    Additional examples of dark sky compliant lighting courtesy of the Southern Arizona chapter of the International Dark Sky Association Download pdf

    Dark Sky Application

    International Dark-Sky Community Borrego Springs Application, 2008/09 Ninety-page document including a lighting survey, educational and outreach programs, some existing lighting changes, letters of support and proof of governmental regulations in place to ensure continuing low light levels. Download pdf

    Community certification

    Borrego Springs, California Achieves Prestigious International Dark Sky Community Certification Download pdf

    Official letter from IDA

    Official letter from IDA awarding International Dark Sky Community designation to the Village of Borrego Springs Download pdf

    2009-2010 Annual Report

    Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition Report to the International Dark Sky Association – 2009 – 2010 Download pdf

    2011-2012 Annual Report

    Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition Report to the International Dark Sky Association – 2011 – 2012 Examples of our recent efforts to work with local business owners and managers to provide night-sky friendly lighting and reduce light pollution. Download pdf

    2013 Annual Report

    Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition Annual Report to the International Dark Sky Association – 2013 Download pdf

    2015 Annual Report

    Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition 2015 Annual Report to the International Dark-Sky Association Download pdf

    2016 Annual Report

    Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition 2016 Annual Report to the International Dark-Sky Association – Download pdf



    CONTACT Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition c/o Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
    PO Box 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
    760-767-3052 (leave message) or email BorregoDarkSkies@gmail.com