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EVENTS


Tuesday - January 01, 2013 —— Thursday - January 31, 2013

Event Title
Estuary Clean Sweep Via Kayak, Bike, Skateboard and Feet
Contact
Danielle Heckman
danielle@sandiegoriver.org
N/A
Sponsor
Various
Location
San Diego , CA 92101
Where to Meet
Old Sea World Drive
Start/End Dates
1/12/2013--1/12/2013
Start/End Times
09:00 AM--12:00 PM
Description
Come one come all! Help “clean sweep” the San Diego River’s estuary of trash on Saturday, January 12th from 9am-12pm. Volunteers are needed to walk or ride sections of the 3- mile scenic San Diego River Trail from Dog Beach to the upper San Diego River estuary and remove trash along the way. A limited number of kayaking spots are also available to remove trash from the water. Teams, groups, clubs and individuals are needed for this special event. To learn more about the clean-up kayaking opportunities or sign up for a section of San Diego River Trail please contact volunteer@sandiegoriver.org or call the San Diego River Park Foundation office at 619-297-7380.

Link to map to Meeting location: Google Map Location


Event Title
Group Event: National Day of Service
Contact
John Souva
john_souva@nps.gov
(305) 242-7040
Sponsor
NPS
Location
Homestead, FL 33034
Where to Meet
Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center parking lot.
Start/End Dates
1/19/2013--1/19/2013
Start/End Times
09:00 AM--02:00 PM
Description
Help Give Everglades a New Look for the New Year

HOMESTEAD, Florida: On Saturday, January 19, 2013, Everglades National Park will host a public volunteer event in the housing and maintenance areas in the Royal Palm District of the Park in recognition of the National Day of Service. The Day of Service is the nationwide celebration of the president’s inauguration as well as a commemoration of Martin Luther King’s vision of community service.

South Florida experiences a year-round growing season, which is beneficial for gardening and farming, but also means that trees and other vegetation around Everglades’ facilities require continuous trimming. Volunteer groups will remove fallen branches and use loppers, handsaws, and hand clippers to trim overgrown vegetation around the various administrative offices, maintenance buildings, and housing units, ensuring that they are safe and accessible for park staff. Vegetation removal, trimming and redefining paved areas are vital for the continued use of park facilities and will be the majority of Saturday’s work.

Participating volunteers will receive a free entry pass, enabling each volunteer to visit the Everglades again and share this unique National Park with their family and friends.

All are invited. To volunteer, show up or RSVP with John Souva at (305) 242-7040

Volunteers will meet at 9:00a in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center parking lot. Be prepared for hot and humid weather. Participants are required to wear long-sleeved shirts, sneakers, and long pants to protect against exposure to sun, biting insects, poisonwood, and ivy. Please bring a lunch, refillable water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.

Directions: Address of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center: 40001 SR 9336, Homestead, FL 33034

From the Miami area and northern destinations, take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S.1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center will be on the right. Volunteers driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.


Event Title
Native Habitats Series
Contact
Danielle Heckman
danielle@sandiegoriver.org
N/A
Sponsor
Various
Location
Ocean Beach, CA 92107
Where to Meet
Point Loma Native Plant Garden
Start/End Dates
1/19/2013--1/19/2013
Start/End Times
09:00 AM--12:00 PM
Description
Native Habitats Series How to create a native plant garden at your home This month join us at the Point Loma Native Plant Garden as RECON Native Plants and experts from the California Native Plant Society demonstrate how to create your very own water-wise and beautiful native plant garden at home. Guided garden tour included. RSVP's requested. Call 619.297.7380 or email Jim


Event Title
Coastal Habitat Restoration Event
Contact
Danielle Heckman
danielle@sandiegoriver.org
N/A
Sponsor
Various
Location
San Diego , CA 92107
Where to Meet
Dog Beach
Start/End Dates
1/26/2013--1/26/2013
Start/End Times
09:00 AM--12:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the San Diego River Mouth, a chapter of the San Diego River Park Foundation, needs volunteers with an interest in helping to save and restore one of the last remaining Coastal Dune and Wetland Habitats in San Diego. Over 95% of these habitat areas are now gone due to development. Home to many endangered birds, fish and mammals this area needs your help to remain as a viable habitat area. An educational walking tour will be included. All are welcome even if you can’t stay to help us with the project. Activities to include planting of 100 native plants, Nonnative invasive plant removal, native plant rescue, trail maintenance and litter removal. Help us make a difference for the wildlife that can only survive here and nowhere else. All tools and supplies are provided. Community service hours can be verified for those that need them. Be sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty and wear closed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops allowed for safety reasons. Volunteers will meet in the grassy area just inside the Dog Beach parking lot in Ocean Beach at the western end of Voltaire Ave. For more info call 619.297.7380 or email richard@sandiegoriver.org


Event Title
River Cleanup at Fashion Valley Mall
Contact
Danielle Heckman
danielle@sandiegoriver.org
N/A
Sponsor
Various
Location
San Diego , CA 92101
Where to Meet
Fashion Valley Mall, Behind Bloomingdale’s
Start/End Dates
1/26/2013--1/26/2013
Start/End Times
09:00 AM--12:00 PM
Description
A clean river is fashionable! Help create a healthier community in Mission Valley. Join the San Diego River Park Foundation’s Clean and Green Team and help us attack trash and illegal dumping along our namesake river. Recently, our scout teams found large areas of trash and dumping poised to wash into the river. We need your help to save the river and its habitat!

Volunteers will meet in the south eastern parking lot near Bloomingdale’s. All tools and supplies will be provided; community service hours can be verified. Feel free to invite any friends or family interested in spending a few hours helping the environment, Light rain does not cancel. Be sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty, closed shoes required. Hat and sunscreen recommended. To rsvp or for more info please call 619.297.7380 or email volunteer@sandiegoriver.org For a complete list of our many volunteer opportunities, visit www.volunteerinsandiego.org





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