Tecolote Canyon Clean-up Slated for Sat., March 17

Volunteers and business sponsors are needed for Canyon, the annual spring clean-up of Tecolote Canyon led by San Diego Mesa College. This year’s clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, March 17.

Canyon Day is a collaborative town and gown effort that has grown from several dozen volunteers in 2008 to more than 200 in 2011. Community partners include the Tecolote Canyon Nature Center and Citizens Advisory Committee, the Linda Vista Town Counsel, and the San Diego American Indian Health Center.

Organizers aim to break last year’s record of removing a dozen shopping carts and several tons of trash, recyclables, and non-native plants.

Volunteers receive free Canyon Day tee-shirts, certificates of participation, and enjoy canyon talks by Mesa College faculty and Tecolote Canyon expert Eloise Battle. The clean-up will be led by Park Ranger Janice Lavallee. Mesa College biology and geology professors will also be on hand to give canyon talks.

High school students will receive community service credits.  Interested persons should show up at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the head of the Tecolote Canyon Trail near the corner of Genesee and Marlesta streets in Clairemont. Free parking is available at Mesa College in Lot 1. For more information, directions and required waiver forms for minors, go on-line to www.sdmesa.edu/canyonday. For businesses and sponsorship opportunities, please call 619-388-2759.

 

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Contact:

Lina Heil 619-388-2759 (on cell day of 619-302-5380)

Don Barrie 619-388-2942 (on cell day of 619-208-6507)