As you read Barbara Baker's latest "Trails 'n' Tales" column about tracking wildlife on the Ruth Merrill Children's Interpretive Walk, you'll feel you are there. And who wouldn't want to walk on this shady, lovely trail?
The Escondido and Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Clubs chose to re-build the well and windmill at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead for their Centennial Rotary Project. The club arranged for the old well to be re-drilled; they placed an order for the construction of a wooden windmill tower, and then members of the club worked many hours to assemble the parts and erect the tower and fan blade.
Many fun events are coming up this summer. Here is a sampling of a few!
Saturday July 30th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
be a special Summer Celebration at the Sikes Adobe
Historic Farmstead. Thanks to the Escondido and
Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Clubs, we're
celebrating the return of the historic well and
windmill. Join us for an old-fashioned ice cream
social, tour the farmhouse with a docent and view
the windmill and
the quilts that will be on display in the farmhouse
Sunday, July 31st from 8:00 a.m. until
ride your mountain bike in beautiful, mostly flat, San
Pasqual Valley with
two of our bike riding Trail Patrol members. This ride
is for beginning and intermediate bicyclists. All ages
welcome. (Please note that there is an error on the
Activity Schedule - it says this event will take place
on Saturday, July 31. It should say Sunday, July 31.)
Sunday, July 31st from 8:00 a.m. until you get tired, ride your mountain bike in beautiful, mostly flat, San Pasqual Valley with two of our bike riding Trail Patrol members. This ride is for beginning and intermediate bicyclists. All ages welcome. (Please note that there is an error on the Activity Schedule - it says this event will take place on Saturday, July 31. It should say Sunday, July 31.)
Saturday August 6th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - for a real change of pace, come see a presentation by Bat Rescue and learn about the world of bats in Bat Rescue's family-oriented multimedia program. This event will be held at the Escondido Main Library, Turrentine Room.
A new feature on the San Dieguito River Park Website is a list of brief news items of interest related to the River Park. Updates about the Wetland Restoration Project, Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Project and more can be found here.
The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on memberships and donations to accomplish its goals to preserve the San Dieguito River Valley in partnership with the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority. Together these two organizations make possible recreational trails, habitat restoration programs, educational opportunities and most of all - preservation of the natural open space of the valley.
The Conservancy is continuing its fundraising drive to purchase the 353-acre Lake Sutherland East property, a landscape of oak woodland, oak-studded savannah, and coastal sage scrub. They are seeking individuals willing to host a small party for their neighbors at their home to help get the word out and raise money for this significant land purchase. Recently, members of the Ramona Trails Association held a party in one member's home and raised $5,000, which was then matched by the Ramona Trails Association. If you think you would be interested in hosting a party, please call Craig Adams, Executive Director of the Conservancy, at 858 755-6956. Click here to learn more about the Lake Sutherland East Acquisition Campaign.
Many River Park supporters may not know that the River Park has converted from a print-based news distribution to an e-mail based distribution only. Therefore, please forward this e-mail to anyone you think would be interested. Then they can sign up for themselves if they wish to continue receiving the San Dieguito River Park's RiverScape newsletter. Thank you!