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Many people may not realize that the inspiration for a 55-mile long open space park started with a small group of local citizens who stepped up and made a difference. The idea behind the San Dieguito River Park was conceived beginning in the late 1970s when the San Dieguito Lagoon was threatened by development projects… Read More »
The San Dieguito River Park is proud to announce the Sikes Saturday Series. The series will host over 30 presentations and hikes at Sikes Adobe over 4 months starting in January. Every Saturday a morning and afternoon event will take place. The program topics include local history, wildlife, native plants, wilderness survival, mountain biking, gardening,… Read More »
Update February 22, 2018: The San Dieguito River Park thanks Ms. Deborah Seibert for their generous donation of a 5th wheel to the park. —Original Post Follows— The San Dieguito River Park is in need of a trailer or 5th wheel to serve as a residence for a resident volunteer at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.… Read More »
In partnership with United States Fish and Wildlife Service, The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, Butterfly Farms, Sky Mountain Permaculture Institute, and the California Native Plant Society, a pollinator garden was installed along the Coast to Crest Trail near Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. The purpose of this garden is to help conserve… Read More »
This year three 11th grade students from High Tech High North County are completing a 4-week internship as a part of their junior year project. They are working with Park Rangers on habitat restoration, trail maintenance, educational, and Sikes Adobe projects. The Park is lucky to have such motivated and enthusiastic interns. Here is more… Read More »
In the spring of 2015 the San Dieguito River Park partnered with AmeriCorps NCCC to assist with habitat restoration within preserved lands in eastern San Diego County. The crew worked on invasive weed control, non-native tree removal, erosion control, plant propagation, and plantings. Along with habitat restoration the crew helped rangers to construct a new… Read More »
The San Dieguito River Park and Conservancy hosted a 3-day event for Apple’s Distinguished Educators program. Over 300 educators from 31 countries attended. The overall theme was preservation, restoration and observation. The participants engaged in 5 stations that integrated nature and technology. The stations were Birds and Binoculars, the Art of Nature, Lagoon Ecosystems, Water… Read More »