Tecolote Canyon Clean-up Slated for April 6, 2013

Volunteers are needed for Canyon Day, the annual spring clean-up of Tecolote Canyon led by San Diego Mesa College. This year’s clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 6.

Organizers aim to break the previous record of removing a dozen shopping carts and several tons of trash, recyclables, and non-native plants from the branch of Tecolote Canyon adjacent to the college.

Volunteers receive free Canyon Day tee-shirts (while they last), certificates of community service, and enjoy canyon talks by Mesa College faculty and canyon experts. The clean-up will be led by Park Rangers Janice Lavallee and Andy Quinn.

Interested persons should show up at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 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.

Mesa College has hosted Canyon Cleanup since 2008. Community partners include the Linda Vista Town Council, Clairemont Times, Bayside Community Center, San Diego Parks and Recreation, Tecolote Canyon Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Tecolote Nature Center.