Calling all volunteers:
help make a better San Diego!
Community Renewal & Restoration Project
by Julaine Chattaway
n November 1995, San Diego Earth Day will coordinate
one of its most exciting projects. With your help, four sites in San Diego
County will be renewed and restored to a healthy and sustainable condition.
Each site has special needs and considerations which will be addressed in
volunteer training meetings in October. Volunteers will also be trained
and supported in the on-going maintenance of the sites. The four locations
to be restored are:
To get involved you must commit to full Saturday or Sunday, plus a short
training session. Join San Diego Earth Day, Surfrider Foundation, I Love
A Clean San Diego, S.D. Parks Services, U.S. Forest Service, Tijuana Estuary,
91X, San Diego school ecology clubs and many more on this cooperative effort
to make San Diego even better.
- Fiesta Island (Mission Bay): This beautiful site in the middle Mission
Bay is in desperate need of some TLC. We will be removing trash and adding
some native plant species. The project also includes testing the local waters
- Mission Trails Regional Park (College Area): The Park is the largest
urban parks in the country and home to endangered plants and animals. We
will replace invasive and nonnative plants with native varieties. Our work
will include some trash removal and light trail blazing.
- Sweetwater River Wildlife Refuge (Chula Vista): This beautiful, fenced
wetlands site will be open to us for the removal of invasive and nonnative
plant species, debris removal and water testing.
- South Bay community organic garden: Help build an organic garden from
scratch! First a plot of land will be cleared (possibly including trash
and debris removal). Next, we will undertake soil conditioning to create
a fertile garden, followed by the planting of seeds
If you wish to volunteer, sponsor, or just want more
information , please contact Julaine Chattaway, Project Coordinator at (619)
272-7370. We look forward to hearing from you soon.