Oct 2009 Riverscape
      The weather is cooling down and the activities are heating up!  This Saturday enjoy the 2nd presentation in the Wealth of Wildlife Series.

As always our website is available to refresh your memory...
Wealth of Wildlife Sereis
Visit Kruisin Kritters
The "Wealth of Wildlife" series, a joint effort between the San Dieguito River Park and Kruisin' Kritters,
focuses on wildlife in our backyard and what they do for us and for our environment.  Reservations are not required.  All ages are welcome to attend.  These free live presentations begin at 2:30 in the afternoon and are ideal for students, scouts, and lovers of wildlife!

"Creepy Critters"
Saturday, October 17th at 2:30 p.m.

Turtles and Tortoises, Our Waterways and Deserts
Saturday, November 14th at 2:30 p.m.

Invasive Animals
Saturday, December 12th at 2:30 p.m.

     Have you encountered any of San Diego's native animals?  We invite you to come and meet these critters up close!  These free and informative programs will also cover:
  • Habitat loss
  • Close encounters with wild kritters and what to do when it happens
  • Where to turn for help
  • Who to contact for injured wildlife assistance
  • Why wild animal babies should never be taken for pets or sold
  • How to protect your pets without harming wildlife
     Meet at the San Dieguito River Park temporary offices which are located at 14103 Highland Valley Road (the San Pasqual Water Reclamation Facility)

     To get here exit Interstate 15 at West Bernardo Drive/Pomerado Road and go east.  Turn left at the traffic light at Highland Valley Road.  Drive about two miles, turn south through the gate.  Look for the banner!  Click here for a Google Map.
Hike with the Hounds October 24, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009.      8:00 a.m. ~ 9:30 a.m.

Join River Park Ranger Jake Gibbs on a Hike with the Hounds down the Mule Hill Trail!   To participate in this activity your dog must be leashed.  Get out and get active with your pet!

Location: Meet at the signpost for the Mule Hill Trail. Exit I-15 at Via Rancho Parkway and go east (right) for mile. Turn right at the (traffic light) onto Sunset Drive.  Park at end of street or in gated staging area. You'll see the sign for the Mule Hill/San Pasqual Agricultural Trail.  Click here for Google Map.
Enjoy Halloween Archaeology at the Sikes Adobe
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Sikes Adobe "Hallowe'en Archaeology"
9 til 11 a.m.

Enjoy Halloween at Sikes Adobe     Come to the Sikes Adobe, now under reconstruction, for some spooky spading in the soil surrounding the construction zone.  Join volunteer archaeologists, and then participate in a scavenger hunt!  Anne Cooper, Museum Manager, invites you to sharpen your detective skills along the trail!  Prizes and candy at the end of the hunt!  Please be sure to dress for a hike, and bring your own water.

     This activity is limited to 15 participants, ages 6 to 12 years, and is by reservation only.  Adult supervision is required.  Please contact Anne Cooper either by telephone (858) 674-2275 ext. 19, or by email.

Saturday, November 7, 2009       8:00 a.m. ~ 10:00 a.m.       Del Mar Boardwalk

This is a one-of-a -kind opportunity!  Bring your binoculars (and cameras!) for Bird Watching along the Boardwalk!   Photographer Jeanie Anderson will be your host for this scenic hike.

Location: San Andres Street at the light -- off Via de la Valle, behind Albertsons shopping mall. (Plenty of off street parking available) We will meet here to walk under the overpass to get to the Boardwalk as there is minimal parking on San Dieguito Road and the hike is very scenic from the treatment ponds.  Click here for Google Map.

San Dieguito River Park Trail and Habitat Restoration
     Restore and rehabilitate your body while restoring San Dieguito River Park Trails and while rehabilitating San Dieguito River Park Habitat.  It's a win/win! 
     A side benefit of this volunteer work is fresh air, nature, and other nice volunteers.  Work with the Rangers every second Sunday and third Saturday from 8 a.m. till noon.
Visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of our website
San Dieguito River Park Trail Maps
Contact the San Dieguito River Park
San Dieguito River Park
14103 Highland Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92025