History of the Devore Rural Protection Association

The D.R.P.A. was founded in 1985 by the people of Devore in response to an annexation attempt by the city of San Bernardino. These concerned citizens took a professional approach to the threat to Devore's unique rural lifestyle, and successfully defeated the proposed annexation.

The group recognized the need for an ongoing association that would work for the good of the community. They felt that being organized, creditable, and respected would be important in dealing with whatever the future held for the community of Devore.

Over the years, the founders' vision has proved correct. The D.R.P.A. again fought off annexation by San Bernardino in 1990, and has continued to keep Devore's residents informed about local politics, proposed developments, emergency preparedness, and other important issues.

DRPA is now a California Non Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation. Donations are tax deductible.



Statement of Purpose of the Devore Rural Protection Association

The Devore Rural Protection Association was formed with a commitment to bring forth the consensus of the community. Along with this primary goal, the group has developed guidelines that they feel represent the rights and responsibilities of all Devore residents. These include but are not limited to:

  1. To: Maintain Devore's rural identity and way of life, with no curbs or street lights on our roads.

  2. To: Protect Devore from annexation and encroachment by neighboring cities and maintain our present County form of government.

  3. To: Retain the one-residence-per-acre minimum.

  4. To: Remain independently serviced by private and county agencies.

  5. To: Preserve our trails and open-space land.

  6. To: Insure responsible and compatible growth and development in the Devore area.

If you live in Devore, you are already considered a member of the D.R.P.A. If you would like to get involved in our activities and learn how you can help Devore remain a unique, rural, tranquil place to live, please join us!