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February
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Dear Preserve Calavera Supporter 

Meet Your Neighborhood Nature Preserve - Nature Day Event at Village H

Nature Day at Village H North Trail Feb 3 2018

Join Preserve Calavera for a fun, free, family-friendly nature day along the Village H North Trail in Carlsbad, CA.

Take one of our interpretive hikes or guide yourself along the short 3/4 trail to one of three nature-themed stations. Topics include: tracking, birding, and outdoor arts and crafts.
Hikes begin at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 am from the trailhead near Hope Elementary School off of Tamarack Avenue. Access is also available from the Carlsbad Village Drive/ Victoria Avenue trailhead for those interested in a self-guided experience.

DATE AND TIME: Sat, February 3, 2018, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

LOCATION: Hope Elementary School Trailhead, 2967 Tamarack Avenue,
Carlsbad, CA 92010


For more information, contact Samantha Collins at: sami@sdcanyonlands.org or (619) 920-9134.


Protect Our Natural Lands - Now More Than Ever….

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A new study by UC Davis predicts California will lose more than half its native habitats if we continue on a business-as-usual greenhouse gas emission scenario. San Diego County could be particularly hard hit:

“It projects that at current rates of greenhouse gas emissions, vegetation in southwestern California, the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada mountains becomes more than 50 percent impacted by 2100, including 68 percent of the lands surrounding Los Angeles and San Diego.”

All the more reason to protect these habitats now so they are healthy and vibrant and have a fighting chance to continue to provide ecosystem services to all of us; clean air,  clean water, nutrient cycling, pollination and carbon sequestration….and can support the incredible biodiversity our region is known for.

February Activities

Sat Feb 3, 8:00 - 10:00 AM:
Nature Day Event at Village H
Join Preserve Calavera for a fun, free, family-friendly nature day along the Village H North Trail in Carlsbad, CA.

Hikes begin at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 am from the trailhead near Hope Elementary School off of Tamarack Avenue. (Hope Elementary School Trailhead, 2967 Tamarack Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010. Access is also available from the Carlsbad Village Drive/ Victoria Avenue trailhead for those interested in a self-guided experience.

For more information, contact Samantha Collins at: sami@sdcanyonlands.org or (619) 920-9134.

Sat Feb 3 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
San Diego Hands Across the Sands - Speak out against offshore drilling
Please join Sierra Club (Note: Sierra Club is supporting, but not the lead in this effort) for an important community event to protect our coast from new offshore drilling.

Location: Mission Beach at Belmont Park: 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA


Sat Feb 10 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 
Village H Cleanup - Trail Work

Join Preserve Calavera and help cleanup the eucalyptus leaves around native plants.
          
Please bring: Water, gloves, and a hat. Wear long sleeves and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Tools, supplies, and additional water will be provided.

Location: Victoria & Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad, CA.
 
For more information, contact Samantha Collins: sami@sdcanyonlands.org

Sat Feb 10 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Fennel Removal at Garrison Creek (El Corazon)

Join Preserve Calavera and Friends of El Corazon for a long-term effort to remove invasive fennel from the hillsides of the El Corazon Nature Park. Event includes fennel seed removal and cutting/stacking of the fennel plants. 
Event is appropriate for all ages and physical abilities.
Please bring: Water, gloves, and a hat. Wear long sleeves and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Tools, supplies, and additional water will be provided.
Walk in from: Trail head along Oceanside Blvd, just east of El Camino Real (0.80 miles in) or Mesa Drive trailhead (0.20 miles in).
Directions: Trail head parking lot is on Oceanside Blvd, just east of El Camino Real (entrance to Green Waste). Parking also available at The Villages of Monterey apartment complex in non-numbered visitor spots. Park and walk along the Garrison Creek trail to the work site.

 
For more information, please contact: Samantha Collins: sami@sdcanyonlands.org

Tues Feb 13 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Palomar Airport Master Plan Update Workshop

Attend Palomar Airport  workshop on the proposed Master Plan Update and give feedback. There will be a presentation and attendees will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions and view exhibits.

For more information about the Palomar Airport Master Plan Update, see:

Location: Holiday Inn Carlsbad: 2725 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad CA 92009. 

Future Events

Ongoing:
Second Sat of the month- begining Jan 13: 
March 10: Monthly Village H and Fennel Removal work 


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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