Last Chance!

by Julaine Chattaway

es, Sunday, December 8th will definitely be your last chance this year to take part in San Diego Earth Day's Community Renewal & Restoration Project.

Last month, hundreds of people showed their commitment to a better environment by volunteering for the first three sites of the Community Renewal & Restoration Project: Mission Trails Regional Park, Torrey Pines State Beach and the Sherman Heights community. So far, we have removed acres of non-native plants (like the sea fig and arundo cane), removed an old erosion-causing fence, restored trails, picked up more than 100 bags of trash, planted 19 trees, painted out graffiti, and a lot more.

Together, new are making a difference! Please join us for our final project of 1996: Florida Canyon in Balboa Park on Sunday, December 8, from 10am to 3pm. We will be restoring trails, controlling erosion, removing non-native plants, cleaning up trash ... and doing whatever else needs to be done to preserve this local treasure.

We can come to your club or organization's meeting to give a free environmental presentation that connects global issues to local solution. To schedule a presentation, register to volunteer or get more details, call our 24-hour info line: (619) 496-6666.

Tis' the Season ... to show your good will through the generous gift of your time. Do it for yourself, for our community, for our planet. Work with others to create a cleaner, greener, more healthy San Diego.

Julaine Chattaway is project director of the Coummunity Restoration Proj.