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What's New at the Park
River Trail Opening Rescheduled
You are invited to the Grand Opening of the extension of the San Diego River Trail. Please join us for a morning of free family fun and be one of the first people to enjoy the newest segment of the San Diego Rive Trail.
The festivities are from 9 to 11 am on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Lakeside Baseball Park, 10030 Marathon Parkway.
We llok forward to seeing you there,
Help Us Replace Stolen Tools
Over the holidays the Grinch in the form of thieves came and stole the River Park’s tool trailer full of tools!
Thankfully the El Cajon Police found the trailer, but sadly it was stripped of all of our valuable tools!
Our volunteers rely heavily on tools to help us plant trees, maintain the trail, and remove trash from the sensitive habitat of the San Diego Riverbed.
We are asking our friends to help us cover what our insurance doesn't with the replacement of these critical tools.
- Consider a special donation of $10, $25, $50 dollars or more. Any amount will help!
- Donate a new or gently used tool.
- Purchase a gift card for the River Park from Payton True Value, Home Depot or Lowes.
Our wish list includes: Shovels, Dig bars, Mcleods, Hard rakes, Leaf rakes. Weed wrench, Sledges, Dolly, Flags, Wooden stakes, Seed spreaders, Pry bars, Loppers, Hand trowels, Weed diggers, Gloves, Samurai saws, Hand saw, Hula hoes, Hoes, Pulaskis, Pick mattock, Garbage grabbers, and Tampers. If you have any of these to donate, please contact Cindy Collins at 616-443-4770.
San Diego River Field Station at Lakeside
We are excited to announce the beginning of a new project: the San Diego River Field Station at Lakeside. Our goal is to take the 1908 Bostonia House that we own and repurpose it as a science education center where local students can come and learn science in a real-world setting.
This will be a major undertaking for the Conservancy so please help by donating today.
Arundo Control Project
Lakeside's River Park Conservancy, in partnership with the San Diego River Conservancy, is beginning a project to control arundo donax (giant weed) in the San Diego River watershed. We are applying for grants to remove arundo from private property in the watershed at no cost the property owner.
If you are a property owner interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please see the Arundo Control Project page.