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.
San Diego Canyonlands invites you to two upcoming free guided tours of Paradise Canyon and Crest Canyon.
On Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 am, SDCL will be hosting a tour of Paradise Canyon in Skyline-Paradise Hills. For more details and to sign up, click here.
On Saturday, September 10th at 9:00 am, SDCL and City Open Space Rangers will be hosting a tour of Crest Canyon in Del Mar. For more details and to sign up, click here.
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.
Your contribution will help turn another generation of Golden Hill students into open space stewards.
Please support our campaign to bring our collaborative environmental education program with Ocean Discovery Institute, Kids in Canyons, to 32nd Street Canyon. Students from Golden Hill Elementary, a Title One, dual-language school, will have the opportunity to learn about our region’s flora, fauna and waterways utilizing their neighborhood canyon as a nature classroom.
This campaign is part of the San Diego Parks4Kids program, launched by The Outdoor Foundation and The San Diego Foundation in commemoration of this year’s National Park Service Centennial. This program adopts crowdfunding technology, so we are relying on support from the community to get this campaign funded. Please help us reach our goal!
To learn more about the Parks4Kids in San Diego campaign click here. To learn more about and give to our campaign click here.
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.