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Riverbed Hikers

Combine a 2-hour nature walk, led by a biologist, with being the eyes and ears of the community to discourage undesireable activities in the San Diego River area.  Join any or all of the walks; see schedule below.  For more information or to volunteer, contact


Court-ordered volunteers are welcome participate to fulfill their service requirement.


All volunteers must complete and turn in a wavier of liability before volunteering.



- Hike with the group regularly through areas of the San Diego Riverbed and learn about the plants and wildlife that make it their home.

- Observe and report areas of trash, homeless activity, fishing use, fence damage and anything out of the ordinary.

- Use tools provided to pick up “light” trash as needed.



- Must be at least 18 years old.

- Possess the physical ability to walk/hike outdoors in various weather conditions and on natural terrain. The terrain in some areas would be considered moderately strenuous and some parts of the trail have substantial vegetation.

- Complete and return all necessary log forms and paperwork in a timely manner.

- Carry a cell phone.

- Attend occasional meetings and trainings.

- Must wear hiking boots and long pants to participate. Hats and sunscreen highly recommended.

- Must bring a minimum of 32 oz of water to participate.


Meeting place: Cactus County Park parking lot located at 10610 Ashwood, Lakeside, CA 92040.  Directions: From Interstate 8 East, take Highway 67 North.  The freeway section of the highway ends at the light at Mapleview. Turn right on Mapleview, turn left on Ashwood.

Times: Sundays 8-10am, Mondays 10am-noon. 

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