Show how thankful you are to live in beautiful San Diego

San Diego Earth Day's 2nd annual Community Renewal & Restoration Project

by Julaine Chattaway
ovember is a strange and wonderful month. It definitely makes us feel winter is coming upon us, with the shorter days and the ringing out of "Season's Greetings" and holiday cheer. It is also the month we decide what our future will bring in the realm of politicians, propositions and other legislative acts. And sometimes, it is easy to get bummed out with all the negativity about the state of our environment.

But there are still so many things to be thankful for. For me, it really is the little things. A sunset on the Pacific, the two endangered gnat catchers I saw on my last Mission Trails site inspection and the feeling I get when it is proven again, what an amazing difference we can make when we work together. Feel the Thanksgiving spirit work through you, when you join with others and San Diego Earth Day to make this a better world, by volunteering for at least one of the four restoration sites in the county.

This year's restoration sites include:

Torrey Pines State Reserve
Saturday, Nov 9 - 8am-2pm

We will moving fill for trail restoration and erosion eradication and removing non-native sea fig and trash from the lagoon.

Sherman Heights Community
Saturday Nov 23 - 9am-3pm

We will remove trash, weeds and graffiti, plant trees and paint an art mural.

Florida Canyon, Balboa Park
Sunday, Dec 8 - 10am-3pm.

We will be restoring trails, removing non-native plant and trash and planting native species.

We offer free presentations that help connect global issues to local solutions, including this opportunity to make a difference in our own communities. Or we can come out to your club or organization's meeting. Call our 24-hour info line at 496-6666 for more details, to schedule a presentation or register to volunteer. You can reach us directly at 272-7370

Come to a conservation training meeting:

Carmel Valley Library
Wednesday, Nov 6 - 6:30-7:30pm
Sherman Heights Community Center - 2260 Island Avenue
Mon & Tue, Nov 18-19