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Dear Preserve Calavera Supporter 

Community Benefit Agreement In Carlsbad

We were part of the long and complicated process that resulted in a formal agreement, see link: agreement, between community organizations, the city and a developer.  Our concerns with a potentially damaging project were addressed.  But so were many broader issues.  The big winner was the community of Carlsbad who will get more natural open space, a park in a park poor neighborhood, and completion of a missing link of road important for public safety.  We hope this is a model for collaboration that gets repeated not just in Carlsbad, but throughout the region.  

Climate Change March Event – April 29, 2017

Natural open spaces and their inhabitants suffer from habitat loss and climate change.  Preserve Calavera feels strongly that we must do all we can to address scientifically-documented climate change especially through reducing human-generated greenhouse gasses. Because of this concern, we’ve signed onto the National People’s Climate March on April 29 to demand a world safe from the ravages of climate change, with good jobs, clean air and water and healthy communities for all.  We are proud to join with dozens of local and national organizations to make this the largest climate mobilization in San Diego history.  

We hope you will volunteer to be part of the Preserve Calavera group at this event.  We’d like to organize a group to travel to San Diego for this event.  If you would like to participate, please contact Paige at 
Here are the details of the actual march:
What: The People’s Climate March - San Diego
When: Saturday, April 29 at 10 am
Where: Waterfront Park - 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 92101. Steps on west side of building.

Land Acquisition Fund Campaign

IMG_4585This month we received another $ 6054 for our land acquisition fund - thanks to you we have now reached 25 % of our goal of  $ 30,000 !   Right now there are three potential acquisitions with willing sellers.  It is a long process to make this happen.  But one of the keys to success is having local community support and dollars that can leverage the millions that are needed.  Remember every donation is being matched up to our $ 30k goal. We can sit by and watch more and more lands lost to development- or we can do our best to save a few critical acres- for us and future generations.  With your help we will do just that !  For more information, see flyer.

Accomplishments 2000-2016

We recently updated our list of key accomplishments (link to list)  through 2016-  shows what a group of committed volunteers can do !  Please take a few minutes to review this- and let us know how you would like to get involved in our ongoing work to preserve and restore our natural lands, protect wildlife, and address climate change.  With your help we can do even more in the next 17 years !

Wildlife Corner

wildflowers 2017 preserve Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 2.18.59 PMSuperbloom!!!
It isn’t just the desert that is showing off this spring…our local natural spaces are pretty spectacular too! It isn’t often we get the number and variety of wildflowers that are in bloom right now. 

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If you haven’t taken a wildflower walk yet…hurry…these beauties won’t last long!
April Activities

Thurs April 6, 2017 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Choice Energy: Panel Discussion -- Free Event
Located at Carlsbad City (Dove) Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad CA 92011.
Learn about what Community Choice Energy (CCE) is and how it can benefit your community. Sponsored by Community Voices.

Sun April 9 2:00 - 4:00 PM
California Native Plant Garden Tour - Oceanside

Come see 18 native plant gardens in the historic seaside neighborhood in downtown Oceanside. Plant experts and neighborhood locals will lead a 1.5 mile walking tour. The guided walk is free and kids will be selling lemonade and cookies along the route. Sponsored by the Buena Vista Native Plant Garden Club and the Oceanside Neighborhood Association.
Start at St. Mary's School, 515 Wisconsin Ave.,
Oceanside, CA

Sat April 22, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oceanside Earth Celebration
Located at Downtown Oceanside, Pier View Way and Tremont Street.

Free Event - Attend North County's largest Earth Day celebration in downtown Oceanside and enjoy environmental organizations, dazzling entertainment, and fun hands-on activities.  

Sat April 22, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creek to Bay Cleanup

What: Creek to Bay is a countywide volunteer cleanup event to beautify San Diego’s neighborhoods, beaches, canyons & waterways.
When: Saturday, April 22nd, 9AM – 12 NOON
Where: Over 100 cleanup sites around San Diego County.
Find a complete list of locations at
Registration opened April 1st.
I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) empowers everyone to improve the health and beauty of our local environment. Free to participate.

Saturday, April 29 at 10 am
The People’s Climate March - San Diego

Located at Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 92101. Volunteer to be part of the Preserve Calavera group at this event.  If you would like to participate, please contact Paige at 

Saturday, April 29 8:30 - 10:30 AM
City of Carlsbad Arbor Day Celebration

Celebrate Arbor Day by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Stagecoach Community Park, located at 3420 Camino de los Coches in lower picnic area. 

Volunteer registration begins at 8 AM, followed by a tree planting demonstration. The city will also provide shovels,  but it is requested that volunteers bring additional shovels, if possible.

Please wear closed-toe shoes suitable for hiking, sunscreen, hat and gloves. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.

For more information and driving directions, see flyer.

Future Events

Sat May 20 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM -
Endangered Species Day

May 13 -
Robertson Ranch West Trail Cleanup Event

June 3 - National Trails Day

Our all-volunteer organization can not do what we do without your help.  Your time, talent and donation can make a difference right in your own backyard.  Call or email us to see how else you could get involved.

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