October 22, 2008
The Fall 2008 Activity Calendar Is Ready! 
The restoration of our Park's trail system and the creation and maintenance of wildlife habitats are essential to providing a quality experience for all River Park visitors.  Please join us on any one of the  Trail Restoration or Habitat Rehabilitation work projects.

Hike (or Bike) For Your Health!
View the opportunities for guided hikes this quarter. 

Trail Patrol Training for Adults and Junior Naturalist Training for Youth
is coming in March!  Be sure to register early!   

Click here for Fall Activities
Sikes Adobe After The Fires . . .

Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead
San Dieguito River Park

The San Dieguito River Park is reconstructing the Sikes Adobe, to return it to as accurate a replica of the previously restored structure as possible.  We are currently conducting additional archaeological testing, and will then begin to rebuild.

The new lumber and materials you see around the adobe walls support the original adobe core of the structure.  This shoring was made possible through funding from FEMA, after the Witch Creek Fire last October.  Rebuilding the house itself will be funded through insurance provided by the City of San Diego.
The concrete foundation at the southern end was installed during restoration, after lifting that end of the building up in order to build the foundation.  The lifted portions were then replaced. Current archaeological investigations are being conducted on Saturdays, as part of the fall semester at Palomar College.
  Dr.Philip de Barros, Registered Professional Archaeologist and students of the Archaeological Certifcation program at Palomar are working at the Sikes Adobe in cooperation with the
 San Dieguito River Park.
Plans for the rebuilding have been drawn and submitted to the City of San Diego by IS Architecture, the architectural historians who researched and restored the Sikes Adobe from 2002-2004.  We will begin reconstruction in the next few months.