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What's New at the Park
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON DINNER AND AUCTION
Join us for our annual celebration and fundraiser on Saturday, October 18. Enjoy our beautiful setting as we celebtrate Life in the El Monte Valley with entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a delicious, sit-down dinner.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit bluemoondinner.org.
New Classes Announced
We are developing our Fall Community Education Class Schedule. This series includes lectures, demonstrations, and tours designed to educate people about the San Diego River and the animals and plants that thrive here. Events take place at the Park Office unless otherwise specified.
Spooky Spiders and Eager Insects. On October 4 find out more about the fascinating but often overlooked world of spiders and insects at the Park with Jim Berrian from the San Diego Natural History Museum. FULL.
On October 11 the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation will present a workshop on Compost and Vermicompost Basics.
On November 1, find out all about San Diego Owls and meet a friendly owl in this classroom session. FULL.
Batty for Bats. November 22. Just in time for Halloween, meet a live bat and learn all about these unusual mammals with Cindy from Project Wildlife and her Mexican free-tailed bat.
Fire Safety and Prevention. December 6. Join the Lakeside Fire Prevention District and Lakeside's River Park Conservancy to learn about home and business fire safety and how LRPC is working to reduce wildfires in the community. Event will be held at Lakeside Fire Station 2 (River Park Fire Station).
Check back for additional classes. All classes are free but pre-registration is required.
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.