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BCLT featured on Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project (SCWRP) website

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Our ongoing work to restore habitat and remove trash and debris from Alpine Creek, and the headwaters of the San Diego River that originate in the unincorporated community of Alpine, are now featured online through the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project (SCWRP) website.  As the major supporter of this year's watershed restoration projects here in Alpine, funding from SCWRP comes from environmental partners and agencies throughout the state, including the CA Coastal Commission, Wildlife Conservation Board, Earth Island Institute, and BCLT's local partners, Sempra/SDG&E, Endangered Habitats Conservancy, and the Lakeside River Park Conservancy, as well as private donations from individual members and in-kind supporters.

Thanks to everyone who helps make the Alpine Watershed Stewardship Program an ongoing success, and to our volunteers and project partners, for engaging the San Diego community in the health and productivity of our watersheds and riparian areas - both for wildlife and recreation!

See BCLT's project description here: http://scwrp.org/projects/alpine-watershed-stewardship-program/

Or view all SCWRP funded projects online at their homepagehttp://scwrp.org
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Native Grassland Demonstration Area at Wright's Field in Alpine

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New Project Announced for Wright's Field MSCP Preserve - "Native Grassland Demonstration Area"

We're partnering with our local Alpine Girl Scout troop #6401, to raise money for our newest restoration project at Wright's Field in Alpine - a native grassland "demonstration area" within the preserve! 
Working on their Bronze Award, the Girl Scouts reached out to BCLT about doing a project to "help our endangered grasslands" - of course, we jumped at the opportunity! 

With only 2% of California's native grasslands left undeveloped, Wright's Field serves as a model of our once-abundant native grassland habitat. 
But… did you know that the tall, yellow grasses we see at Wright's Field are actually non-native species brought over by the Spanish? 
Once native bunchgrass and wildflowers were predominant here.
 
This "Native Grassland Demonstration Area" includes restoration of our native bunchgrass habitat, low perimeter fencing, and interpretive signage about native grassland habitat - all designed and built by the Girl Scouts for the benefit of Wright's Field!

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1st-annual “Art Auction” Holiday Party – December 12, 2014

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Back Country Land Trust is hosting our 1st-annual “Art Auction” Holiday Party!


Celebrate the holiday season with an artist reception, gallery viewing, and silent auction! Featuring Handcrafted woks by Local Artists! Includes appetizers, desserts, and hosted beer, wine, and holiday specialty drinks.  All artwork & handcrafts will be available for silent auction bidding.  Proceeds from this event benefit Back Country Land Trust AND our local arts community.

Date: Friday, December 12
Time: 7 − 10pm
Location: Alpine Community Church, Fuller Hall – 2225 West Victoria Drive, Alpine

Suggested Donation: $10



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Fall Newsletter - October 2014

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18th Annual Native Plant Sale - Saturday, November 1st

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"The Best Little Native Plant Sale in East San Diego County"

Drought conditions making your landscape look a little dry?  Water bill too high?  
Join BCLT for our 18th-annual native plant sale in Alpine, and bring home some attractive, drought-tolerant native plants for your yard or garden!

This year our "Native Plant Talk" and Q&A about plants and plant care will be hosted by local experts from the Earth Discovery Institute - Connie Beck, Mary Duffy, and Marsha Rold. We'll have expert advice on-hand, and a "Caring for Your Native Plants" handout for you to take home.

"Native Plant Talk" starts at 8:30am in front of Joan MacQueen Middle School - 2001 Tavern Road, Alpine. 
Plant sales from 9am-11am. Come early for the best selection.

All plants are sourced from Tree of Life nursery, one of the best and most reputable native plant nurseries in Southern California. 
All proceeds go directly to support Back Country Land Trust and Wright's Field in Alpine.


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