RiverWatch July 2017!

Dog Days Of Summer

Hiking, walking or running with your dog.

If you like to walk and hike and want to share this activity with your four legged best friend, it is time to bone up or review how to hike safely with your dog. Before you set out on any hike, be sure to visit with your vet about your dog’s health, age and vaccinations. Know the trail you plan to hike and know any regulations it may have. Before you leave home check on current weather conditions or see if any advisories have been issued. Every summer someone’s dog pays the price for lack of planning. On hot days dogs can only pant and sweat to cool off. Be conservative—rest and drink often, and if you have one, pull out the cooling collar if your friend keeps lying down in shady spots. Here’s some reminders: ID: Make sure your dog wears a collar with identification, phone number, and rabies tag just in case you become separated. Leash: Keep a leash with you on hikes, even if you think you can rely on your dog to come when called. Fido might want to run up to children, circle around mountain bikers, or chase other animals. Be considerate of others because some people are wary of dogs and seeing a 70-pound black lab running toward them can be unnerving. Your best bet is to assume that every hiker you meet on the trail doesn’t like dogs until they prove otherwise. Always give hound-less hikers the right of way Water bowl and water: This is very important! Your dog will need plenty of H2O during hikes and long run. Never let them drink out of a lake, pond or river. Dogs are susceptible to the same waterborne pathogens as their owners so if you wouldn't drink it they shouldn’t either. Dog food and treats: Reward good behavior. Emergency phone numbers: Have your vet’s number in your cell phone and also the closest emergency veterinary clinic.

First-aid kit: Ask your vet to suggest items for your pet. Bandages, antiseptic, tweezers (or a tick pick), antibiotic cream, and a flashlight are a good start. Plastic bags: Leaving poop on the trail is a sure way to ruin a hike for others. Remember to leave no trace!


Our Annual Report is here!

Hot off the press: To view click on the image below

We invite you to enjoy this paperless copy of the 2016 Annual Report. Here you will learn about the River Park's many accomplishments, all of which are made possible by our dedicated members, volunteers and donors.

Thanks to all of you for helping to make 2016 such a productive year!


FREE Education Program

Hike With The ED

Friday, September 22 @ 8:30AM

Register by: September 17th

Robin Rierdan, Executive Director for the River Park, answers your questions about hiking, the River Park, and our projects.

Meet at the San Diego River Trail at Channel Road - see it for the first time or get a new look at what you love.

Register Here


Dog Days of Summer Membership Campaign

Annual Membership Drive Please consider becoming a member or renewing your commitment to Lakeside's River Park Conservancy! Memberships start at $24, or join our new Monthly Membership Program at only $5 a month.

Members receive many great benefits like "Member Only" tours and presentations and discounts to places like