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Habitat Restoration Project--SD National Wildlife Refuge

Join the East County Heathens and the San Diego New Atheists and Agnostics to restore oak woodland habitat in the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge near the Steel Bridge in Spring Valley off Rt 94.  This event is being sponsored by the Earth Discovery Institute.

This event is only a twenty minute drive from the city and is a family friendly event.

This event may be videotaped by PBS.

You must RSVP to Cathy Chadwick to attend this event. Her info is at the end of this post.

We will not be parking at the steel bridge so you must contact Cathy to get directions.

Did you know that...

  • Oaks are a critical element in San Diego's ecosystems,
  • An oak tree can support up to 350 animal species from woodpeckers to woodrats to wasps,
  • Oaks are threatened on many fronts… disease, development, drought, and multiple wildfires?

Join refuge staff to plant acorns in the Sweetwater Interpretive Loop area while learning state-of-the-art planting techniques. Specific directions and parking instructions will be given to those who RSVP to Cathy Chadwick.

Wear long pants, a hat, and sturdy shoes. Bring sunscreen or rain protection, as the weather indicates. Bring gloves, water and a water bottle if you have them. Tools, equipment, gloves, water and snacks will be provided. We are happy to sign for community service or extra credit hours.
To RSVP, and for directions or more information, visit

or contact Cathy Chadwick,[masked] or[masked]-4715.

If you are going to this event please RSVP on this site as well as contacting Cathy directly.  I will not be privy to cancellation info or changes to this event so make sure to RSVP with Cathy for the latest updates and weather changes.


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  • jared

    Are we still on for tomorrow with the weather? Can I get your number in case I get there late and cannot find you?

    February 8, 2013

  • Liz

    I would really like to go to this event but being from north county, it's a bit of a drive to and fro for me. And I'm a horrible driver :( And it's at 9am :(

    February 5, 2013

    • Liz

      That's awesome! I gotta be honest though, I have not been hiking since I lost my dog. But I'd be interested in attending that event just out of curiosity what neighbors we have out here.

      February 7, 2013

    • Liz

      Yeah.. It's a bit of a sore spot still. But I'll be there. I still love nature, it's just hard to do something you used to do with that special something.

      February 8, 2013

  • NancY

    how long does this event last? I'm planning to go to the photo shoot at the new billboard.

    February 5, 2013

  • Pedro

    I love this event, Rick. I'll be out of town this weekend. If you do this again, please coordinate with me. I'd love to participate.

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I cannot attend. I will be in Balboa park with outreach.

    February 4, 2013

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