Alicia takes on one of her personal bugbears: the endless supply of mylar balloons landing in the desert, choking wildlife and starting fires, just because people don't care what happens to their floating trash. Also, we subject Joshua Tree National Park superintendent David Smith to the Reddit Ask Me Anything treatment.
Episode image, which is kinda on the nose if you ask us, via our pal Cyndi T. in Tucson.
Find the Desert Balloon Project at https://www.facebook.com/desertballoonproject/
Check out jobs at Joshua Tree National Park: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/getinvolved/workwithus.htm
Check out the JTNP Climbing Management Plan in progress: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/getinvolved/climbingplan.htm