September 7. 2011) -- There are three new opportunities for people to volunteer to help the environment in September, all through the San Diego River Park Foundation.
The first one is Event #1 Mission Valley Community Cleanup along the San Diego River—September 10, 2011 9am-Noon.
Making our river and our communities a clean and healthy place to live and recreate is the mission of the San Diego River Park Foundation’s Clean and Green Team. The team invites you and any friends or family to join us. On Saturday 9/10 the team will meet near 7430 Hazard Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92108 at 9am to spend a few hours helping the river and the community be trash free. The River Park Foundation will provide tools, supplies, water and snacks. Community services hours verified for those that need them. Families and groups welcomed. The First 50 volunteers for this event will receive a River Park Foundation t-shirt
The second September event is Event #2. Coastal Cleanup Day at the Mission the Valley Preserve 9/17/11 9am-Noon. San Diego River Park Foundation needs your help protecting one of the most vulnerable parts of the San Diego River. Join the San Diego River Park Foundation’s Clean and Green Team for the 27th annual Coastal Cleanup Day event in the Mission Valley Preserve. A few short hours spent cleaning up the river here can have a huge impact on all of San Diego’s waterways.
No experience is necessary and everyone is invited to join us and take part in our ongoing clean up efforts. Groups and families are welcomed. We will provide all the tools and supplies, just wear clothes that can get a little dirty. Close-toe shoes are required. Hat and sunscreen are highly recommended. Community service hours verified for those that need them.
For event #3 the foundation will be part of National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event 9/24/11 at Town Center Park in Santee.
As part of National Public Lands Day, the San Diego River Park Foundation and the Friends of Santee’s River Park will team up to remove invasive, detrimental plant species from the bed of the San Diego River. Come learn about the issues our waterways face from non-native invasive plants and help as we work to make the river and park healthy again. We provide all tools and supplies. Please make sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty and wear sturdy, closed shoes. Please, no sandals or open shoes.
Helping our river is a fun and meaningful activity for good groups and families and great way to get out into nature. Community service hours can be verified for those that need them.