Director of the Sierra Club Our Wild America Campaign. Originally published in Nov/Dec 2014 – Hi Sierran In a wise move, President Obama recently designated about 350,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, as our country’s newest national monument. It’s a decision that came as the result of years of collaboration … Read Full Article ▸
Originally published in the Hi Sierran, November/December 2014 Whatʼs In It For You? I have been volunteering on Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) hikes for more than 5 years now, and in that time I have gone on more than 140 different trips. With about ten kids going on each trip, I have gotten to know … Read Full Article ▸
The City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department is looking for public input on the City’s proposed Zero Waste Plan. View the Recycling Programs site to participate and for more information on meeting dates and times.
If you’re like most San Diegans, you take pride in your home – and you take pride in doing your part for water conservation. The Water Authority offers numerous programs to help achieve water savings – both indoors and outdoors – while enhancing your living space. Check out the WaterSmart programs and get started on a … Read Full Article ▸
Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, the songs of birds, and the tree-lined creek provide an inviting escape for a nature walk. … Read Full Article ▸
The Del Dios Highlands Preserve is 774 acres of coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitat that was acquired as part of the County of San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program. The Del Dios Highlands Trail rises 800 feet in the first mile from the trail head and straddles the San Dieguito and Escondido Creek Watersheds. … Read Full Article ▸
At the North end of Daley Ranch, you start out on Cougar Ridge Trail, turn north through the lush woodlands of the Englemann Oak Trail around Burnt Mountain, then return back on Cougar Ridge. Along the Cougar Ridge Trail is a creek lined with Coast Live Oak, and as the trail rises in elevation you … Read Full Article ▸
Daley Ranch is a 3,058 acre biologically unique conservation area in northeast Escondido. The Boulder Loop Trail has a 600′ elevation gain, and you will be able to view Indian morteros, enormous boulders, unique rock formations, and scenic views. Daley Ranch contains a number of natural vegetation communities including lush oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub … Read Full Article ▸