SMT Community Outreach Mtg - Arbor Day in Mission Trails
Sat, Dec 7, 9 AM
Arbor Day in Mission Trails Regional Park is being celebrated at the Equestrian Staging area. (Click for map.) The public is invited to take part in the donation and/or planting of oak trees. Wear an orange shirt or hat to identify yourself as a friend of Save Mission Trails. Volunteers may help with the planting – or act as cheerleaders. Volunteers are also needed to pull weeds and help with general landscape maintenance of the area. Some shovels will be available, bring your own if you can. Gloves and comfortable shoes recommended. For further info about donating trees, please call the MTRP Visitor & Interpretive Center at (619) 668-3281.
Mission Trails Regional Park TASK FORCE Meeting
Thurs, Dec 12, 1:00-2:30 PM at the MTRP Visitor Center.
Directions here. The Task Force makes important decisions concerning the park and surrounding open space. Attend to stay informed. Be vigilant!
SMT Community Outreach Mtg - Volunteer with the MTRP Habitat Crew
Sat, Dec 14, 8-11 AM
Wear an orange shirt or hat to identify yourself as a friend of Save Mission Trails. Meet at Kumeyaay Lake Day Use Parking Lot at the intersection of Fr. Junipero Serra Trail and Bushy Hill. Turn north into the Campground to find the Day Use lot. Join the Mission Trails Regional Park Habitat Crew volunteers to help enhance and preserve the Park’s unique habitats and biodiversity. We’ll clear overgrown vegetation, remove nonnative plants, delineate trails, etc. This month specifically, the Crew will install a fence at endangered San Diego Ambrosia habitat at the grasslands. (Your contact is Ranger Naidas. No need to RSVP with this project.) NOTE: *Please bring work gloves and plenty of drinking water. Long pants and a long-sleeve shirt to protect your skin recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes required. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen also recommended on sunny days. Parent/guardian of minors must sign liability release form and under 13 must be accompanied byparent or guardian. For more info, please call MTRP at (619) 665-9745.
Tues, Jan 7, 6:30 PM at the MTRP Visitor Center. Directions here. The Citizens Advisory Committee includes representatives from different agencies and from the cities and neighborhoods surrounding the park. The public can keep up to date on and express any concerns about what’s planned for our Mission Trails Regional Park. Please attend.
San Diego City Council meetings
Mondays, 2 PM at San Diego City Hall, 202 C St, 12th Floor, San Diego, 92101 Directions here. Click for meeting and agenda info. Thank the City Council for their unanimous vote of opposition to re-zoning East Elliott and encourage them to continue to work to stop an override by the CEC and protect this land for good. Ask the City Council to categorize any East Elliott publicly-owned open space zoned land as DEDICATED open space (more permanent protection than designated open space).