Get dirty with EarthWorks

Roll up your sleeves and get to work.


True to our name, EarthWorks will be working the Earth at two sites on Saturday, April 24, and we want you to join in.

Many of our precious natural wild areas are constantly under attack by invasive non-native plant species from the populated areas that surround them, and by debris, natural and otherwise. Our Community Restoration and Renewal projects are designed to help return these areas to a pristine state, so that they can be enjoyed tomorrow and by future generations.

This month, the California State Parks Foundation has funded two of our Projects, to be held at Torrey Pines State Preserve and Crest Canyon Open Space in Del Mar. At Torrey Pines, volunteers will assist park rangers by clearing debris and non-native vegetation from the trails. At Crest Canyon, we will be removing lots of ice plant that is choking off natural areas.

This is very physical work; you will want to wear old clothes and sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves if you have them. We guarantee you'll go home tired, and that you will know that your labor has made a real contribution to helping preserve San Diego's natural open spaces.

Altogether, the State Parks Foundation is funding 77 Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup Projects presented by Enron in 27 counties statewide. All will be held on April 24. The nonprofit California State Parks Foundation has a 30 year history of protecting and enhancing Cal-ifornia's 264 State Parks. They have accomplished this through the dedicated support of their 18,000 members and contributors whose continuing financial assistance supports Earth Day and hundreds of State Park projects and educational programs.

To register for one of these projects, call our 24-hour voice mail at (858) 496-6666, or send email to: