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Gonzales Canyon Volunteer Event (SDCL)

Join your Gonzales Canyon neighbors, Open Space Park Rangers and San Diego Canyonlands in a cleanup of the Sword Way trail area. During the monthly events, we work to remove trash, dumping, invasive non-native plants, plant/water native plants in restoration sites, maintain trails, and do other exciting work to enhance the canyon. 

Community service hours documentation can be provided to those who need it. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a youth waiver to participate in our events. This waiver can be found by clicking here.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Tools and gloves provided if you do not bring your own.  NO BATHROOMS ON SITE.

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Please contact Miranda Hyldahl at miranda@sdcanyonlands.org or (360) 223-0280 with any questions.

Sword Way at Winstanley Way
San DiegoCA  92130

Directions : From Del Mar Heights Road turn north on Lansdale Dr, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Sword Way. Go 0.5  (1/2) mile,  look for the San Diego Canyonlands banner on the fence to your left, and the brown Parks and Recreation trail marker. There is plenty of street parking.



Rose Creek Cutting & Clearing Event (FG)

This event will involve invasive plant removal along beautiful Rose Creek in Pacific Beach. Enjoy the birds and views while exercising outdoors. Give back to our community and care for our environment.

Wear closed shoes and long sleeves.

Please bring gloves, loppers or other cutters. Some tools available.

Questions,  email Laurie  at  lauriecarlock@gmail.com

Check calendar for future monthly activities At Rose Creek

2475 Grand Ave.
San DiegoCA  92109

Meet at Mission Bay High School parking lot, off Grand Ave, just after the lights and the large MB sign, turn right into parking lot. Parking on the road also. Parking is near the Creek.
 



Juniper Canyon Volunteer Event (City)

This is a volunteer event run by the City of San Diego Open Space Division Rangers.  At these events they do various activities to help preserve and enhance City of San Diego Open Space Canyons and parklands, including planting, watering, invasive plant removal and trash/debris pickup.

*NO BATHROOM ON SITE*

Additional Project Information: Tools and gloves are provided. Please wear closed toes shoes and protection from the sun (a hat, sunscreen, etc). Bring lots of water to drink. Volunteers must be physically able to hike on uneven terrain down into canyon during some volunteer events and perform varying degrees of physical activity. Tasks vary and can be accommodated to fit volunteer's abilities.

Please Note:If you or your guest is below the age of 18, you need to have a parent or guardian sign the Liability Waiver that can be found at http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/pdf/volunteer/volunteerwaiver.pdf and bring the signed waiver to the volunteer event.

You are welcome to just show up to the event without prior notification if you have a group of 5 or less.  If you would like to sign up a group please notify Ranger Sonja.
 
Please note: The City of San Diego has a new online registration process for all volunteer events. Volunteers are now required to sign up for any of the volunteer projects listed below, prior to each event. Please remember to report your volunteer service hours. This helps us to show your volunteer efforts in our parks!  The link to the online registration is: http://bttr.im/52eoe

For more information or to contact the Open Space Division please contact Ranger Tiffany Swiderski at (619) 525-8502 or TSwiderski@sandiego.gov.

Delevan Drive & Ash Street
San DiegoCA  92104

At the Juniper Canyon event we will be meeting at the intersection of Delevan Drive and Ash Street. Park along Delevan drive and meet at the dead end of Delevan.

Location Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/2ZihsgKcm152

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Azalea Water Conservation Garden Volunteer Event (FG)

Join neighbors, community volunteers and San Diego Canyonlands for this 3rd Saturday routine stewardship event in the Azalea Water Conservation Garden. During the monthly events, we work to remove trash, dumping, invasive non-native plants and plant/water native plants.

Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a youth waiver to participate in our events. This waiver can be found by clicking here.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. We provide tools and materials, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Azalea Water Conservation Garden

Please contact Linda Pennington at gizmopennington@cox.net with any questions.

2590 Violet Street
San DiegoCA  92105

Azalea Community Park

Location Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qG8ES

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47th Street/Olivia Canyon Volunteer Event (SDCL/FG)

Join 47th Street/Olivia Canyon neighbors, community volunteers and San Diego Canyonlands for this 3rd Saturday routine stewardship event in the canyon as part of our restoration efforts. Help us to create a healthy habitat for for wildlife and a safe place for recreation in the City Heights community of San Diego. All ages welcome!

Volunteers will care for our native plantings, remove invasive plants and remove trash and debris from our restoration areas.

Community service hours documentation provided to those who need it. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a youth waiver to participate in our events. This waiver can be found by clicking here.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Tools and gloves provided. NO BATHROOMS ON SITE.

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Please contact Miranda Hyldahl at miranda@sdcanyonlands.org or (360) 223-0280 with questions.
For day-of questions, please contact Kindra Hixon at kindra@canyonlands.org.

47th Street & Thorn Street
San DiegoCA  92105

Meet at the intersection of 47th Street and Thorn Street.

See Location Map Link here

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Gonzales Canyon Volunteer Event (SDCL)

Join your Gonzales Canyon neighbors, Open Space Park Rangers and San Diego Canyonlands in a cleanup of the Sword Way trail area. During the monthly events, we work to remove trash, dumping, invasive non-native plants, plant/water native plants in restoration sites, maintain trails, and do other exciting work to enhance the canyon. 

Community service hours documentation can be provided to those who need it. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a youth waiver to participate in our events. This waiver can be found by clicking here.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Tools and gloves provided if you do not bring your own.  NO BATHROOMS ON SITE.

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Please contact Miranda Hyldahl at miranda@sdcanyonlands.org or (360) 223-0280 with any questions.

Sword Way at Winstanley Way
San DiegoCA  92130

Directions : From Del Mar Heights Road turn north on Lansdale Dr, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Sword Way. Go 0.5  (1/2) mile,  look for the San Diego Canyonlands banner on the fence to your left, and the brown Parks and Recreation trail marker. There is plenty of street parking.

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Marston Canyon Volunteer Event (FG)

Join the Friends of Marston Canyon for a cleanup of the beautiful open space at the north end of Balboa Park.

Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a youth waiver to participate in our events. This waiver can be found by clicking here.  

Bring work gloves and water.  Wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, sturdy shoes and sun protection.

PLEASE RSVP to MCfriends00@gmail.com if you plan on attending this event. 

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Vermont St. and Cypress Ave.
San DiegoCA  92103

At the trailhead on the north side of Marston Canyon at the intersection of Vermont and Cypress, walk down the path into the canyon.  At the bottom turn left and walk to the information kiosk.  The group meets there. 

Location Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/xZJWNd8BBs92

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Rose Creek Cutting & Clearing Event (FG)

This event will involve invasive plant removal along beautiful Rose Creek in Pacific Beach. Enjoy the birds and views while exercising outdoors. Give back to our community and care for our environment.

Wear closed shoes and long sleeves.

Please bring gloves, loppers or other cutters. Some tools available.

Questions,  email Laurie  at  lauriecarlock@gmail.com

Check calendar for future monthly activities At Rose Creek

2475 Grand Ave.
San DiegoCA  92109

Meet at Mission Bay High School parking lot, off Grand Ave, just after the lights and the large MB sign, turn right into parking lot. Parking on the road also. Parking is near the Creek.  

Meet East of school and along the CREEK.
 

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Fox Canyon- Euclid Avenue Cleanup (FG)

Join Fox Canyon neighbors in their monthly cleanup event!  At this event we clean up the litter and debris on Euclid Ave. before it blows into Fox Canyon on the east and Olivia Canyon on the west.  Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.  Waiver can be found here.  

For questions please contact Wendy Miller at wdianem@hotmail.com.

3815 Euclid Ave.
San DiegoCA  92105

Meet in the Bravos Tacos parking lot

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Friends of Ruffin Canyon Meeting (FG)

During these Friends Group meetings, members discuss plans for upcoming volunteer efforts, like native plant restoration, invasive maintenance, clean-up days, and outreach, in addition to general discussions of local canyon issues.

9005 Aero Drive
San DiegoCA  92123

Meetings are held in the Community Room at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library.

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Chollas Creek at Webster Volunteer Event (City)

This is a volunteer event run by the City of San Diego Open Space Division Rangers.  At these events they do various activities to help preserve and enhance City of San Diego Open Space Canyons and parklands, including planting, watering, invasive plant removal and trash/debris pickup.

*NO BATHROOM ON SITE*

Additional Project Information: Tools and gloves are provided. Please wear closed toes shoes and protection from the sun (a hat, sunscreen, etc). Bring lots of water to drink. Volunteers must be physically able to hike on uneven terrain down into canyon during some volunteer events and perform varying degrees of physical activity. Tasks vary and can be accommodated to fit volunteer's abilities.

Please Note:If you or your guest is below the age of 18, you need to have a parent or guardian sign the Liability Waiver that can be found at http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/pdf/volunteer/volunteerwaiver.pdf and bring the signed waiver to the volunteer event.

You are welcome to just show up to the event without prior notification if you have a group of 5 or less.  If you would like to sign up a group please notify Ranger Sonja.
 
Please note: The City of San Diego has a new online registration process for all volunteer events. Volunteers are now required to sign up for any of the volunteer projects listed below, prior to each event. Please remember to report your volunteer service hours. This helps us to show your volunteer efforts in our parks!  The link to the online registration is: http://bttr.im/52eoe

For more information or to contact the Open Space Division please contact Ranger Tiffany Swiderski at (619) 525-8502 or TSwiderski@sandiego.gov

4901 Perkon Place
San DiegoCA  92105

Meet at the end of Perkon Place.

Location Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/hMimuZjkKwH2

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Creek to Bay Cleanup

The 17th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 28th.  Join over 6,000 volunteers for this countywide cleanup project as we beautify 100 of San Diego's beaches, canyons and parks  Registration will open on April 1st.

Visit: http://creektobay.org/ for more details and to register.

Note: Do NOT sign-up on our calendar.  To register for this event visit http://creektobay.org/

Various Locations
San DiegoCA  

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Navajo Canyon Volunteer Event (City)

This is a volunteer event run by the City of San Diego Open Space Division Rangers.  At these events they do various activities to help preserve and enhance City of San Diego Open Space Canyons and parklands, including planting, watering, invasive plant removal and trash/debris pickup.

*NO BATHROOM ON SITE*

Additional Project Information: Tools and gloves are provided. Please wear closed toes shoes and protection from the sun (a hat, sunscreen, etc). Bring lots of water to drink. Volunteers must be physically able to hike on uneven terrain down into canyon during some volunteer events and perform varying degrees of physical activity. Tasks vary and can be accommodated to fit volunteer's abilities.

Please Note:If you or your guest is below the age of 18, you need to have a parent or guardian sign the Liability Waiver that can be found at http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/pdf/volunteer/volunteerwaiver.pdf and bring the signed waiver to the volunteer event.

You are welcome to just show up to the event without prior notification if you have a group of 5 or less.  If you would like to sign up a group please notify Ranger Sonja.
 
Please note: The City of San Diego has a new online registration process for all volunteer events. Volunteers are now required to sign up for any of the volunteer projects listed below, prior to each event. Please remember to report your volunteer service hours. This helps us to show your volunteer efforts in our parks!  The link to the online registration is: http://bttr.im/52eoe

For more information or to contact the Open Space Division please contact Ranger Tiffany Swiderski at (619) 525-8502 or TSwiderski@sandiego.gov

6800 Easton Court
San DiegoCA  92120

Exit I-8 at Waring Rd. Take it North. Turn right (South) on Eldridge St. and follow left as road turns into Easton Ave. Turn right (South) on Easton Ct. and take to end of cul-de-sac. Park in Church parking lot. Meet at gate. Thomas Guide 1250 B6.  

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Crest Canyon Birding Hike

Join staff from San Diego Canyonlands for a hike in beautiful Crest Canyon where there are flowers and birds abound! Walk through coastal sage scrub and under Torrey Pines listening and scouting for the native birds that call Crest Canyon home. With such close proximity to the San Dieguito River Park and the Pacific Ocean, the biodiversity of birds is astounding. Whether you are a novice or experienced birder, come out and enjoy the breathtaking views of Crest Canyon!

Be sure to wear study shoes and sun protection.

There are no restrooms on site!

Racetrack Crest Canyon Trailhead - NEAR 2805 Racetrack View Drive
Del MarCalifornia  92014

Park along Racetrack View Rd. and meet at the Crest Canyon Trailhead across from the San Dieguito Lagoon.

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