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November 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) –Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, which graciously donated space at its beautiful visitor center to benefit our nonprofit with our "Summerfest" event, has asked for our help--and yours. 

The foundation is a finalist in the “Earth 8 San Diego” competition--but another group is closing the gap. If Mission Trails gets the most votes by December 1, the park's Foundation will receive $25,000. You can vote once EACH DAY, on every device you have with internet access.  Click to vote here.

The competition is sponsored by CBS Channel 8, San Diego River Park Foundation, and SDG&E.

Jay Wilson with the MTRP Foundation says, “The funds will be used to continue our education programs targeting children and their families. In the past 18 months we have positively reached over 2,500 elementary school children and 400 of their parents. Part of the funds will be used to reach over 1,000 child and their parents with a four part education program with our grant partner, the San Diego County YMCA’s. The program includes two visits to each of the nine participating Y’s by Alicia Berg, the MTRP Foundation’s Education Program Instructor. The children will also make two visits to Mission Trails for more educational programs, a guided hike into the park, and participate in an environmental restoration project. All of the funds will be used to bring children and their families to Mission Trails Regional Park for a unique educational experience.”

Voting began at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11 and continues through December 1. You can vote ONCE each day on every computer, smart phone, or other Internet-accessible item. You are also encouraged to “like” the ECO Ambassadors Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Earth8SanDiego.   http://kfmb.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=43496

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