San Diego River Park Foundation

SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK FOUNDATION’S 16TH ANNIVERSARY

 

East County News Service

September 11, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego River Park Foundation will celebrate its 16th anniversary on September 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley.

Festivities include live music, food, wine, beer, awards presentation and a silent auction –all for a $10 suggested donation.

TEAMING UP TO CLEAN RIVER PARK IN SANTEE: PADRES AND TOYOTA PITCH IN

 

June 8, 2015 (Santee)--Toyota of El Cajon joined forces with the Padres Volunteer Team to help the San Diego River Park Foundation remove trash and debris from the San Diego River Watershed in the Forester Creek area of Santee on Saturday, June 6. The cleanup event targeted 20 sites along the river’s watershed, with the goal of collecting over 3,600 lbs. of trash in three hours.

NATURE GUIDE TO THE SAN DIEGO RIVER PUBLISHED BY LOCAL STUDENT

 

Caption: Head of School Kevin Yaley (left) and San Diego River Park Foundation Trustee Jim Dawe with Parker graduate Marly Isler, signing her booklets. Photo Courtesy of Francis Parker School / Ken Stone

August 27, 2014 (San Diego)-- The San Diego River has stories to tell — if you know where to find them. A booklet by  Francis Parker School graduate Marly Isler fills the bill. And it's easy to find.

SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK FOUNDATION RECEIVES $145,000 GRANT TO IMRPOVE MAST PARK AND RIVER TRAIL IN SANTEE

 

January 23, 2014 (Santee)--Home to many special and endangered plants and animals, Mast Park, like many open spaces in California that are surrounded by urbanization, faces threats from invasive  nonnative plant species and trash. The San Diego River Park Foundation,  supported by SANDAG’s TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program and in  partnership of the City of Santee, will  holid a kick-off celebration of the  $145,000 two-year restoration grant to help address those issues along the San Diego River Trail in Santee on  Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 9 am to noon. 

TAKEDA TO PLANT 2,000 TREES ALONG SAN DIEGO RIVER IN SANTEE

 

January 5, 2014 (Santee)--This is a story made in the shade!  Takeda California, a pharmaceutical company,  plans to plant 2,000 trees along a one-mile-stretch of the San Diego River in Santee’s new Walker Preserve on January 20.  That’s 20 times more trees than the drug discovery company used in paper during the entire last year.

The trees will be planted by Takeda’s employees, family members and friends.  The effort will benefit the San Diego River Park Foundation and Walker Preserve by introducing native Coast Live Oak, Scrub Oak, Englemann Oak, Laurel Sumac, Cottonwood, Sycamore, Lemonade Berry and Elderberry to lands previously used for mining operations.

FUNDS SOUGHT FOR CHOCOLATE CREEK/PEUTZ CREEK WILDLIFE CORRIDOR: SEPT. 19 DEADLINE

 

 

September 14, 2013 (Lakeside/Dehesa) – San Diego River Park Foundation is striving to secure $850,000 in grant funds to save the 152-acre Chocolate Summit/Peutz Creek Conservation area between Dehesa and Lakeside. They needed to raise $37,500 by September 19, of which just $4,171 remains to be raised.  Every dollar given will result in $22 in grant funds.

This undeveloped land is the last remaining key piece of this wildlife corridor within our conservation area, according to the Foundation’s Facebook Page.  For details and donations visit: http://www.sandiegoriver.org/peutz_creek.php

 A biology report identified this property as part of a "large regional linkage for wildlife between Dehesa and Lakeside that has been identified as important to maintain the diversity of wildlife in the region." Hundreds of  plant and animal species have been identified or are expected to be located on this important property, including:

SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK FOUNDATION INVITES YOU TO "SAVE THE SOURCE" MARCH 9 AND 10

Participants from across the county to join to explore and protect the Upper San Diego River

On March 9 and 10, San Diego River Park Foundation is heading to the headwaters to Save the Source!  This weekend, they will be coordinating six events to engage the community in exploring and caring for the upper San Diego River watershed. The lineup of events this year includes two nature hikes and a water quality hike, an open house and tour of the newly con

served Fisherman’s Camp at Boulder Creek Preserve, a trail maintenance project at the Eagle Peak Preserve, and an open house at the Santa Ysabel Backcountry Visitors’ Center.

SAVING WILD RAINBOW TROUT: CRITICAL BOULDER CREEK ACQUISITION COMPLETED TO LAUNCH PROJECT

November 3, 2012 (San Diego) – It is a surprise to many that wild rainbow trout still exist in San Diego County. One place they do is on Boulder Creek, at the foot of the towering Cuyamaca Peak in East County. 

The San Diego River Park Foundation, in partnership with San Diego Fly Fishers and other organizations supporting wild trout conservation, has launched a project to ensure the survival of the wild trout on Boulder Creek, one of two known creeks in the San Diego River Watershed which support the trout.

PRESERVATIONISTS SCORE A VICTORY ON EL CAJON MOUNTAIN

 

August 14, 2012 (El Cajon) – The San Diego River Park Foundation has succeeded in acquiring 157 acres on scenic “El Capitan” (El Cajon) Mountain in Lakeside’s El Monte Valley, a designated county scenic view corridor.  The victory is sweet for preservationists, since a portion of the mountain has been marred by Sunrise Powerlink and this will protect much of what’s left for future generations.  It’s nicknamed El Capitan for its resemblance to the landmark in Yosemite Valley. 

RIVER AND COMMUNITY CLEANUP SET IN SANTEE NOV. 12

November 5, 2011 (Santee) -- The Friends of Santee’s River Park and the San Diego River Park Foundation are seeking volunteers to donate a few hours of their time to help the Community of Santee and the San Diego River be clean and healthy. River Scouting teams have identified several trash and former camp sites that need to be removed before the winter rain washes it into the river.
 
 
 
 
 

RIVER PARK FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE 10 SUCCESSFUL YEARS ON JULY 17

 

July 12, 2011 (San Diego, CA) – The San Diego River Park Foundation will be celebrating its tenth birthday on July 17 from 4-7p.m. at Mosaic Wine Bar

 
For ten years the San Diego River Park Foundation has been working to improve quality of life, along with our river and our community. You're invited to join supporters for great food, drink and friends while showing your support for the River Park Foundation. $75 per person includes appetizers and a hosted bar, auction and more.

RIVER DAYS ROLL OUT THIS WEEKEND

San Diego River Park Foundation announces a series of events to raise funds for establishing trails, parks, gardens and visitor centers along the 52-mile-long San Diego River. The events include San Diego Days, San Diego RiverFest, and a Healthy River Run.

San Diego River Days May 7-8 and 14-15 offer community events along the 52-mile San Diego River from the mountains near Julian to Ocean Beach’s Dog Beach. Activities include bike rides, cleanups, mountain hikes, planting along the river, educational venues, along with nature and history walks. At the conclusion of River Days on May 15, the San Diego River Park Foundation and more than 50 organizations of the San Diego River Coalition join together with families from throughout the county for RiverFest.

KAYAK CONSERVATION ADVENTURE ON EL CAPITAN RESERVOIR MARCH 13

 

March 10, 2011 (Lakeside) – San Diego River Park Foundation and Family Kayak Adventure Center invite you on a guided tour of East County’s El Capitan Reservoir, one of the only places where you can kayak on the San Diego River.

 

Cost is $50 for adults, $35 for children and includes kayak, paddles, life vest, basic instruction, lake entrance fee, guide and a light lunch. The event launches on Sunday, March 13 from 9-11 a.m., with lunch to follow.

DRAMATIC VIDEO OF FLOODWATERS RUSHING INTO MISSION VALLEY

 

December 22, 2010 (San Diego) – San Diego River Park Foundation program coordinator Shannon Quigley-Raymond has provided this astonishing video of the floodwaters rushing into Mission Valley today. Amazed to see small islands of reeds, plants and debris being pushed along by flood waters from the San Diego River, she stopped to take a video on San Diego Mission Road, where two cars had just been pulled into the river by floodwaters.

7th ANNUAL RIVER DAYS MAY 8, 9, 15 AND 16


Free Events Celebrate San Diego River and our Environment

 

May 6, 2010 (San Diego's East County)  – The 7th annual celebration of the San Diego River is set for May 8-16. River Days 2010 will have over 40 events, including nature hikes and guided tours on local ecology and history, museum and native plant garden open houses, service projects to help heal the river environment. 

 

Several River Days Events will take place in Santee and Lakeside; events culminate with a River Fest at Qualcomm Stadium.