Take part in Earth Day restoration projects

Make every day Earth Day by restoring native habitat

by Pamela Higgins
  atural habitat for endangered species is disappearing rapidly. Do you want to make a difference in just one day? Join San Diego EarthWorks volunteers on Saturday, April 25 from 9am to 1pm for Earth Day Community Restoration & Renewal Projects at Tijuana River Estuarine and Torrey Pines State Preserve, sponsored by the California State Parks Foundation and Enron.

San Diego EarthWorks volunteers will restore the delicate watershed area at the Tijuana River Estuarine by clearing debris from the area and planting native species. Volunteers will also assist park rangers at Torrey Pines Sate Park by clearing debris and non-native vegetation from trails. Afterwards, volunteers will enjoy complimentary Odwalla juice and other free goodies from KYXY at Torrey Pines and 91X at Tijuana River Estuarine Reserve.

Project volunteers and community groups are working together to make a difference in their neighborhoods. Past partners include: City Parks Services; Sherman Heights Community Revitalization Planning Board; Urban Corps; People For Trees; the California Native Plant Society; Surfrider Foundation; San Diego County Water Authority; Foundation for Change; Barona Tribal Council; Rancho Buena Vista, La Costa Canyon and other local high schools; USD, Southwestern, City College and other local colleges/ universities and 91X radio.

To register for one of the projects, to find out the location of our next volunteer meeting or to schedule one for your group or club, call our 24-hour voice mail at 619/496-6666.

San Diego EarthWorks is a year-round, volunteer-run, non-profit California corporation dedicated to a clean, healthy and prosperous future. Events throughout the year encourage people to take individual action for the future. For more information on San Diego EarthWorks or Earth Day activities, to volunteer, or to receive sponsorship information, call 619/496-6666.