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Mary Beth Garrison

Mary Beth Garrison

Senior Advisor, Communities and Communications

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Mary Beth is the senior advisor for Communities and Communications at U.S. Borax in Boron, California. A 30-year resident of eastern Kern County, Mary Beth’s commitment to healthy, strong communities is highlighted by countless hours of public service including desert clean-up efforts, nonprofit fundraising, school educational programs and civic empowerment. She is the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce 2017 Citizen of the Year.

 

2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open

:: Monday, February 4, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open
Applications for the 2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation grant are now being accepted. The Borax Visitor Center Foundation—made up of company and community leaders—oversees the disbursement of Visitor Center funds through this annual grant program.

Future Miners Get Real-World Experience with Rio Tinto Borates

:: Friday, December 8, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison

For one week each year, a group of students from The University of Utah’s Department of Mining Engineering embark on a journey to Death Valley. With experts from Rio Tinto Borates as their guides, they tap into the area’s rich history of mining and gain real-world experience along the way.

Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices

:: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices
Sustainable development is not about leaving our planet's resources untouched. It is about economic development meeting the needs of the present generation but without undermining the capacity of future generations to meet theirs.

Using Less Water: Environmental Conservation in the Mojave Desert

:: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Using Less Water: Environmental Conservation in the Mojave Desert
Borax mining has always consumed less water than other industrial and mining processes. But U.S. Borax has a history of looking for creative ways to use even less of this precious resource.
 

Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants

:: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants
Ten East Kern County nonprofit organizations were awarded $25,000 in grants during the Borax Visitor Center Foundation’s annual luncheon on May 17.

U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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