RiverWatch June 2017!

Great Blue Heron Associates go on a private tour.

The Great Blue Heron Associates are a distinguished group of supporters who share a passion and deep commitment to Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy by contributing a total of $1,200 or more within a calendar year. Participation in the Great Blue Heron Associates group is an opportunity to become more intimately engaged with our conservation and education efforts, meet others who share your environmental, community and educational values, and be invited to exclusive events throughout the year. Recently, a group gathered to take a hike guided by the River Park’s Executive Director Robin Rierdan of the new property acquired just two months ago. Because of supporters like these the River Park was able to save this land from development pressures and now we can restore it and build more trails for walkers, riders and hikers. Learn how your membership makes a far reaching impact on our community and environment by visiting our website or by contacting Cindy Collins, Membership & Volunteer Manager.

Our new 2017 membership levels showcase the impact your support provides, as well as highlighting the native plants and wildlife species found along the River Park Trail.

In addition, we're thrilled to announce our new recurring monthly membership option, starting at just $5 a month. This gives you the freedom and flexibility to make a gift now that supports the River Park all year long.

River Park Education Events

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 5927

Saturday, June 17th, Girl Scout Daisy Troop 5927 came to the Lakeside's River Park for a private group tour.

The girls hiked along the San Diego River Trail and were excited to learn all about the history of the River Park and native plant life that we observed along the way.

With the warmer weather there were a multitude of lizards who were no doubt helping to keep the insect population in check and the girls lost count of how many they spotted.

One of the perks of a private tour is that the girls were able to go off-trail into an area that is off limits to the public. While being very mindful of the natural habitats all around, the girls were able to stand in the San Diego Riverbed and learn about natural water tables and quality water testing.

A great time was had by all and it's no surprise their favorite part was enjoying the of view the beautiful pond from the overlook. Private tours are always available to those who would like to learn a little more about the River Park. Please contact Alisha Curtin or call 619-443-4770 to schedule your tour.


Heritage Christian Schools Robotics Club

Tuesday, June 6th, the homeschool students from Heritage Christian School's Robotics Club came to the Lakeside's River Park to have a private tour of our wetlands and bioswale.

Their 2017 competition topic has not yet been announced, however they know it till involve water in some capacity. The group was eager to begin their preliminary research so they decided to come on out to the River Park to see how we use natural plant life and terrain to filter and clean run-off water before returning it to the San Diego River.

They toured our coffer dam, bioswale and surrounding wetlands and were able to actively observe the filtration process as we had a steady flow of water in the system.

After the work was done, the kids capped off their visit with a hike along the high trail.

Private tours are always available to those who would like to learn a little more about the River Park, please contact Alisha Curtin or call 619-443-4770 to schedule your tour.