San Diego Canyonlands Invites You to City Heights Canyons Loop Trails Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & 1-Hour Hike
Join: former City Councilmember Marti Emerald City Councilmember Georgette Gomez CA Assemblymember Todd Gloria CA Senator Toni Atkins
April 15th, 2017 at 10:00A.M. Location: Olivia/47th St. Canyon (west side) At 46th St. & Myrtle Ave. Cul-de-sac (near 4601 Myrtle Ave.).
Envisioned by the community over a decade ago, this new 5-mile loop trail system will link four City Heights Canyons together across the urban landscape, creating a nature-park amenity that will serve thousands of local residents and youth each year for hiking, jogging, biking and use as a nature classroom.
Calling all volunteers! Our fall planting season is here and we need YOUR help to put thousands of plants in the ground. We are in the process of restoring fourteen acres of habitat in four City Heights canyons and cannot do it without our dedicated volunteers. This year we are offering volunteer opportunities on both Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Spurred by Richard Louv’s Children and Nature movement, SDCL has helped create a new collaborative to “inspire communities to nurture, empower, and engage youth in cultivating their relationship with nature.” The San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative received a $100,000 grant this year to develop, promote and implement plans to connect youth to nature. Our canyons will play a vital role in these plans.
6.9.11 San Diego Canyonlands (SDCL) will make a presentation to San Diego's Park and Recreation Board on June 16, about its ongoing efforts to convert ~10,000 acres of City open space to "dedicated" land. The meeting will be held at 2:00pm in the Sante Fe Room at the Balboa Park Club (2150 Pan American Road West). The board will not take action on the proposal at this time but will provide input and direction before SDCL begins a required public vetting process. Dedication of these lands will provide a stronger layer of protection to important city open spaces and canyon lands. It will provide certainty and a framework for future urban planning and lock in "green infrastructure" benefits such as water and air filtration, species conservation, and access to nature for urban residents. Over 87% of the acres proposed for dedication by SDCL are "designated" as open space within Community Plans, however "designated" open space land has no formal protection and can be transferred, sold or developed for non-park or non-open space uses. In contrast, land that is "dedicated" requires a 2/3rds vote of the people before the property can be used for non-park or non-open space purposes.
We are excited to tell you about an opportunity on May 6th to magnify your support for our mission to promote, protect and restore our wonderful canyons. Through the Better Giving program at the San Diego Foundation, giveBIG-2014 is a special 24-hour online giving campaign where your tax-deductible gift will be increased by a percentage share from another pool of funds, making your contribution more powerful!Dear Friends of San Diego Canyonlands,
Here are the details:
WHEN to donate: Tuesday May 6th, starting at 12:00 am and going through 12:00 pm. You must donate during this time-frame.
Use your Visa or MasterCard to charge a tax-deductible gift of at least $25 and a maximum of $1000. You will receive an email confirmation of your gift.
After making your gift, help spread the word about this online giving campaign by sharing your enthusiasm with your friends through email, Facebook and/or Twitter.
Please remember on May 6th to click here > giveBIG-2014 to make a gift that will be amplified by a percentage share of a pool of other funds.
Thank you for helping us build a sustainable non-profit for protecting, preserving and restoring our precious canyons and creeks. Please feel free to call me to discuss your neighborhood canyon, any of our many programs, or any ways that you might like to help us with our work.