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River Park, River Park, Who Loves the River Park!
Giving Tuesday is coming up soon. December 1, to be exact. On that day we are joining with other nonprofits nationwide for a National Day of Giving.
Please plan to start your holiday giving by visiting this page on December 1 and making a generous donation to support our work in providing trails, educational programs, habitat conservation and flood contol.
We all have reasons to love the River Park. What is yours?
Can't donate on Tuesday? We are accepting early contributions.
Office Break-in - Dumb Criminal Files
Adding to the history of dumb criminals, an individual broke into the River Park Office last Saturday night, stole some items and destroyed others. He then returned on Sunday night and was discovered in the office Monday morning making himself some tea after having eaten any food he could find and sleeping in a staff office. The sheriff promptly arrested him.
Even dumb criminals, however, can cause significant damage, as did this one. As a small non-profit, this is a signigicant loss to us, even with insurance coverage. We have set up a Break-in Restoration Fund to help us replace the stolen and damaged items. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please click the link below. Thank you for your support.
Proposed El Monte Sand Mining and
Nature Reserve Project
El Monte LLC has proposed a sand mining project and restoration to a nature preserve for the El monte Valley. LRPC has serious concerns about this project, which we have shared with the County as a part of the public scoping process. The scoping process helps to define what concerns must be covered in the Environmental Impact Report. Once the EIR is produced there wil be opportunities for further public input into the process. You can read LRPC's Statement of Concerns here.
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.