San Diego River Days

May 13, 2018

We love our San Diego River and want to keep it clean and keep it green for generations to come! The San Diego River Park Foundation puts on the San Diego River Days events every year as a way for everyone to celebrate the river through exploration, discovery and stewardship.

 

How will you celebrate the San Diego River this year?

 

There are 43 FREE events happening this year over 2 weekends: May 12, 13, 19 & 20. Not all of them are kid-friendly, but the ones that are will be so fun. Like today, we planted some milkweed seeds at the Santee Historical Society's (above) butterfly garden to help bring back the pollinators. 

 

Check the San Diego River Days website for details. Here are the events they have listed below. Those marked with a (👫) may be the most kid-friendly options, but use your own judgement of course. 

 

 

SATURDAY MAY 12th

 

Wildlife Tracking at Kumeyaay Lake

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – noon
Meeting Location: 2 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Host: San Diego Tracking Team

 

IMPACT – Invasive Species Removal Workparty

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – noon
Meeting Location: 2508 Hotel Circle Place, San Diego, CA 92108
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

👫 Dog Beach Clean-Up

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Dog Beach Dog Paw, Ocean Beach, 92107
Host: Friends of Dog Beach and Dog Beach Dog Wash

 

👫 Beach Cleanup

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Ocean Beach Pier, 5091 Niagara Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Host: Surfrider Foundation

 

Coastal Habitat Restoration

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – noon
Meeting Location: River Mouth in Ocean Beach, Ocean Beach Bike Path, 92107
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

👫 Mural Painting Garden Beautification Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Meeting Location: 4444 Greene St., San Diego, CA 92107 
Host: San Diego Plein Air Painters Meetup

 

Ruffin Canyon Open Space Hike

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Meeting Location: Meet at Taft Middle School in Serra Mesa: 9191 Gramercy Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
Host: San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers

 

👫 Clean Water Warriors

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting Location: Mission Valley, 2107 Qualcomm Way, San Diego, CA 92108
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

👫 Guided River Walk

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meeting Location: Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108.
Host: Walkabout International

 

Lake Murray Beautification

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – noon
Meeting Location: Lake Murray, La Mesa
Host: City of San Diego Park Rangers

 

👫 Historic Barn Open House and Monarch Butterfly Experience (pictured above)

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am  – 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: The Historic Barn: 9200 N. Magnolia Ave., Santee, 92071
Host: Santee Historical Society

 

Clean & Green River Cleanup: El Monte Valley

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: El Monte County Park, 15805 El Monte Rd., Lakeside, CA 92040
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation and Allied Climbers

 

Trail Team Volunteer Work Party

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – 2pm
Meeting Location: 5030 Eagle Peak Rd., Julian, CA 92036
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation and San Diego Mountain Biking Association

 

👫 El Monte County Park Tree Planting Party

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9am-1pm
Meeting Location: 15805 El Monte Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
Host: San Diego County Rangers

 

Wright’s Field Guided Hike

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: 2001 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901
Host: Back Country Land Trust

 

North Shepherd Canyon Tree Planting and Habitat Renewal

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: North-east corner of Antigua Blvd & Santo Rd.
Approximate address: 5891 Antigua Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124
Host: Friends of Tierrasanta Canyons

 

Old Town Native Plant Landscape Work Party

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:30 am – noon
Meeting Location: Taylor St and Congress St, San Diego, 92110
Host: California Native Plant Society

 

Famosa Slough Wetland Restoration

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – noon
Meeting Location: 4285 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
Host: Friends of Famosa Slough

 

 

SUNDAY MAY 13th

 

👫 Famosa Slough Hike

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meeting Location: Famosa Slough, 4283 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
Host: San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers

 

👫 Mother’s Day San Diego River Garden Work Party

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: San Diego River Garden in Mission Valley: 3376 Camino Del Rio N., San Diego, 92108
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

Rancho Mission Canyon Environmental Stewardship

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Time: 9am – 11am
Meeting Location: 7661 Margerum Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
Host: San Diego City Open Space Rangers

 

Fly Fishers’ Free Casting Clinic #1

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Time: starting at 9:00 am
Meeting Location: Lake Murray, just west of boat launch: 5540 Kiowa Dr., La Mesa, 91942
Host: San Diego Fly Fishers

 

Silverwood Streamside Hike

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting Location: Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary: 13003 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, 92040
Host: San Diego Audubon Society

 

Cedar Creek Falls BioBlitz Hike

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting Location: Cedar Creek Falls Thornbush Trailhead, 15519 Thornbush Rd., Ramona, CA 92065
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation and US Forest Service

 

👫 Mother’s Day Hike and Picnic at Eagle Peak Ranch

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: Eagle Peak Ranch, 5030 Eagle Peak Rd., Julian, CA 92036
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

 

SATURDAY MAY 19th

 

Lake Cuyamaca Hike with the Ramblers

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Meeting Location: Hwy 79 and Yaqui Drive – park along Yaqui Dr. at mailboxes
Host: Julian Woman’s Club

 

👫 Famosa Slough Nature and Bird Walk

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Location: 2935 Famosa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107
Host: Friends of Famosa Slough

 

👫👫👫 Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and River Crafts

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting Location: Mission Valley Public Library: 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA 92108
Host: Mission Valley Public Library

 

Clean & Green River Cleanup: Mission Valley East

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting Location: Meet at the Quicki-Lube, 4232 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

Adventure 16 Backpackers’ Swapmeet

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting Location: Adventure 16: 4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92120
Host:  Adventure 16 San Diego

 

👫 If You Plant It, They Will Come: Native Habitat Gardening

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting Location: City Farmers Nursery, 3110 Euclid Ave., San Diego, 92105
Hosts: Moosa Creek Nursery and City Farmers Nursery

 

Headwaters Habitat Restoration

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Meeting Location: Boulder Creek Preserve
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

Volcan Mountain Summit Hike

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Volcan Moutain Wildnerness Preserve Trailhead, 1209 Farmer Rd., Julian, 92036
Host: Volcan Mountain Foundation

 

The Monarch Butterfly: How to Create a Garden Habitat

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 / Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Santee Public Library: 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd. #17, Santee, 92071
Host: San Diego County Library, Santee Branch

 

 

 

SUNDAY MAY 20th

 

Fly Fishers’ Free Casting Clinic #2

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: starting at 9:00 am
Meeting Location: Lake Murray, just west of boat launch: 5540 Kiowa Dr., La Mesa, 91942
Host: San Diego Fly Fishers

 

South Rim Hike

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: Eagle Peak Ranch, 5030 Eagle Peak Rd., Julian, CA 92036
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

 

Endangered Species Day at Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Meeting Location: Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary: 13003 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, 92040
Host: San Diego Audubon Society and Endangered Species Coalition

 

👫 Geology & Ethnobotany Guided Discovery

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 10:00 am – noon
Meeting Location: Crestridge Ecological Reserve, 1175 Horsemill Road, El Cajon, CA 92021
Host: Earth Discovery Institute and San Diego River Park Foundation

 

River Trail Group Bike Ride

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: River Mouth in Ocean Beach: at the western end of Voltaire St., San Diego, 92107
Host: San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

 

Tecolote Canyon Revitalization

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Tecolote Nature Center: 5180 Tecolote Road, San Diego, CA 92110
Host: Tecolote Nature Center

 

Hike to the Source of the River

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: 30840 Old Julian Hwy, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Host: San Diego River Park Foundation and San Diego County Rangers

 

Point Loma Native Plant Garden Work Party

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 / Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Point Loma Native Plant Garden: 4444 Greene St., San Diego, CA 92107
Host: Friends of the Point Loma Native Plant Garden

 

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