Archive for January, 2012

January 18th, 2012

Native Plant Landscaping at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve: January 21,2012

January 21,2012, 9am-1pm
Native Plant Landscaping at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve

Help the California Department of Fish and Game with landscaping
at the budding Conservation Education Center at Rancho Jamul Ecological
Reserve. To demonstrate water-wise and habitat friendly practices, the entrance
area of the facility will be transformed from lawn and water-hungry ornamental
plants, to native plants with several interpretive features such as plants used
by native Americans, a wildlife ‘tracking pond,’ and an information kiosk. This
work day will consist of planting, mulching and irrigation installation. Wear
long pants, a hat, gloves (if you have them) and sturdy shoes. Bring sunscreen
or rain protection, as the weather indicates. Bring water and a water bottle if
you have one. Water, snacks and tools will be provided. We are happy to sign
for community service or extra credit hours. To RSVP, and for directions or
more information, contact Cathy Chadwick, or 619-277-3605.

This project is being conducted with support from the US Fish and Wildlife
Service Schoolyard Habitats program.

January 18th, 2012

Become a Volunteer Restoration Guide at San Diego’s Largest Coastal Wetland!

The Reserve is offering a new volunteer training in 2012, and would love your help in  spreading the word. This free training is for volunteers interested in taking on a leadership role in community-based habitat restoration events at the Tijuana Estuary. It is also perfect for nonprofit partners who would like to co-lead restoration events with us at the Reserve.

Below you’ll find a quick blurb to pass along, as well as a flier attachment.
Thanks for your help!

SPARK CURIOSITY: Become a Volunteer Restoration Guide
at San Diego’s Largest Coastal Wetland!

Inspire and engage the community in
habitat restoration projects at the Tijuana Estuary.


FEB 3RD—MAR 9TH, 2012



  • Learn about the Tijuana Estuary
  • Restore important coastal
  • Lead volunteer community projects
  • Join a dedicated group of

For details and to apply, visit

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