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Thank You for Your Support

The River Park would like to thank everyone who donated on Giving Tuesday. Your contributions will help fund our restoration and education programs. Once the rain stops we will hang paper ornaments on the Wildlife Observation Deck that carry the reasons people gave for donating.

If you were not able to donate on Giving Tuesday, there is still time to make a donation for a deduction on your 2014 taxes. Just use the Donate button in the left column.


Hate Weeds? Want to Help Stop Invasives Before They Spread?

The Early Detection, Rapid Response program through the California Invasive Plant Council is for people who work or volunteer in the field to help identify seven key invasive plant species that are not a serious ecological threat now, but could become one.

The species targeted in this program (and native look-alikes) are described in this handout.

The following species are identified as EDRR priorities in the “San Diego Invasive Management Plan”: Ageratina adenophora (eupatory), Sesbania punicea (rattlebox), Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife), Iris pseudacorus (yellowflag iris), Limonium ramosissimum (Algerian sealavender), and Limonium duriusculum (European sealavender).

If found, please report these weeds to:


San Diego River Field Station at Lakeside

We are excited to announce the beginning of a new project: the San Diego River Field Station at Lakeside.  Our goal is to take the 1908 Bostonia House that we own and repurpose it as a science education center where local students can come and learn science in a real-world setting. 

This will be a major undertaking for the Conservancy so please help by donating today.


Arundo Control Project

Lakeside's River Park Conservancy, in partnership with the San Diego River Conservancy, is beginning a project to control arundo donax (giant weed) in the San Diego River watershed.  We are applying for grants to remove arundo from private property in the watershed at no cost the property owner

If you are a property owner interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please see the Arundo Control Project page.

2013 Annual Report Available

Lakeside's River Park Conser-vancy's 2013 Annual Report is hot off the (virtual) presses. Learn more about us: why we do what we do and our accomplishments over the past year.