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.