Celebrate Earth Month with San Diego County | News

You don’t have to wait to celebrate Earth Day! You can enjoy an entire Earth Month with San Diego County – from virtual fun to real-life events that celebrate nature and teach us how to create sustainable communities and a healthier planet.

From April 1, you can visit the County’s Earth Day webpage which will be filled with fun and education for children and parents. You can make the earth day pledge take care of our planet. You can play games, solve puzzles, take virtual hikes in county parks, get hiking tips from a county park ranger, watch animated video stories about whales and watersheds, sing the Song of the Earth and discover beekeeping and invasive insects.

You can learn more about environmental justice and what the county is doing to address some of the top environmental concerns. You can watch Earth Day messages from county leaders, explore and travel around the worldeven walk on Mars ― without leaving your room.

There will also be live events, including a County Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 22 at the County Operations Center at 5500 Overland Avenue. This event will include planting activities at the County Demonstration Garden, information on recycling, water quality, storm water protection, landscaping with native plants, rain barrels, farmers markets and organic products. There will be information on the county’s climate action plan and regional decarbonization efforts. On Earth Day evening, the Downtown County Administrative Center will be lit green.

Other scheduled events include:

Arbor Day Planting trees in Flinn Springs County Park

5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Friday April 22 and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday April 23; 14787 Olde Hwy. 80, El Cajon; (619) 561-0180

Join Flinn Springs park staff for two days of planting native oak trees and woody shrubs. Learn about the importance of conserving and preserving native oak populations while planting your very own tree ― one you can visit for years to come! This physical activity is all about sustainability and a great way to pay homage to your park. Parking is $3.

Interpretive hike led by rangers at Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch County Preserve in Poway

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, April 23; Goodan Ranch staging area
16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway

Join Ranger Patrick on a moderate 3.5 mile loop hike on Martha’s Grove Trail in Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch County Preserve. Learn about the native plants and wildlife of this 2,272-acre preserve while walking through a variety of habitats, historic oak groves, and remnants of an old ranch. Meet at the Goodan Ranch staging area at 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road in Poway.

Nature Discovery Tables at Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch County Preserve in Poway)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, April 23; Goodan Ranch staging area
16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway

Touch tables with Ramona Grasslands County Preserve in Ramona

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Saturday April 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Rangeland Road and Highland Valley Road, Ramona; (760) 788-3326

Skulls, skins and security discussions…all in one place? You’re totally right. We organize nature touch tables to share information about local wildlife. Touch hides and feathers or teeth and claws. A ranger will be on hand to share information about the park and trails and to answer any questions you may have about the park.

Plant a tree with women in nature at Barnett Ranch County Preserve

10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23; 1500 Deviney Lane/San Vicente Road, Ramona; (760) 788-3326

Everyone is welcome to a tree planting workshop and hands-on tree planting experience in this park activity planned and led by women. Materials and trees will be provided. Clients should plan to wear something they don’t mind getting a little dirty. Once the saplings are in the ground, the group will learn about tree care and maintenance, seasonal phenomena, invasive species and how to protect themselves from them, and more! The seats are limited; One must reserve. Call the park for info (760) 788-3326.

Hike to the dam at Lake Morena County Park

Saturday 23 April, 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.; 2550 Lake Morena Drive, Campo; (619) 579-4101

Take a beautiful hike through the beautiful forested areas of Lake Morena County Park and learn all about the local Native American tribes and how they lived off the land. A ranger will also share information about the wildlife along the trail and share the interesting history of the dam!

Trail Trek to Wilderness Gardens County Preserve

Sunday April 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 14209 road 76, Pala; (760) 742-1631

This behind-the-scenes trail adventure involves a 4.5-mile hike through diverse vegetation and incredible panoramic views of Palomar Mountain and the Pauma Valley. Over 40 species of birds thrive on the land – a treat for birdwatchers and photographers!

Balboa EarthFair Park

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24; 1549 El Prado, San Diego; (858) 272-7370

We’re joining what San Diego EarthWorks calls the world’s largest free environmental fair! The ranger crew Stelzer County Park will host a Build-A-Bug activity in the children’s area of ​​the fair. This fun and interactive game is part of a much larger initiative called the Discovery Program that provides education and experiences about the park for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. Topics include insects, birds, geology, astronomy, trees and forest ecology, plants and photosynthesis, and how Native Americans thrived in San Diego’s natural environment.

So go. Celebrate Earth Month with San Diego County!

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