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We'll be kicking off our first in a series of hands-on workshops on Saturday, March 8, with a Stream Restoration Demonstration Project in partnership with Endangered Habitats Conservancy at their beautiful conservation property along Alpine Creek. All are welcome!
Come out and join us on the 1st Saturday of every month, as we explore different natural history and cultural topics at this beautiful 230-acre open-space preserve.
Parking is at Joan MacQueen Middle School - 2001 Tavern Rd in Alpine. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Sunscreen, water, and hat are recommended.
* Rain cancels event
UPDATE: Due to forecasts for heavy rains Friday night into Saturday, our 1st Saturday Nature Walk on the San Diego thornmint with Scott McMillan is POSTPONED.
Our rescheduled date for Scott's walk is Saturday April, 19. See flyer below for revised schedule.
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As part of our Watershed Stewardship Program in Alpine, Back Country Land Trust has cleared over one-quarter of an acre of flammable, non-native Arundo from this property at the "bottom" of Alpine's watershed. Now we're ready to restore this creek-side habitat to it's former natural beauty!
Come lend a hand and help keep Alpine's watershed clean & green!
Saturday, February 1st: 10am-12noon
288 Peutz Valley Road - Parking available at Alpine Blvd & Peutz Valley Rd
Event Update: In two hours, our small team of three planted 30 native trees and 400 cuttings along this stretch of creek! We also hauled away two truckloads of trash, including 6 tires, 4 tire sidewalls, a toilet, and a stolen ATM (which was turned in to police for evidence). Special thanks to Endangered Habitats Conservancy for partnering with us on this imporant wildlife and habitat enhancement project.
Giving Tuesday ~ Tuesday, December 3rd
You've heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday... Now, there's Giving Tuesday for non-profits!
A day to support your favorite community organization. (Or maybe get a unique gift for the person who has everything...)
This year, BCLT is partnering with "Giving Tuesday" to support our Watershed Stewardship Program, and the beginning of re-planting Alpine's creeks and streams with Southern California native plants. Make a secure donation online in support of BCLT on Tuesday, December 3rd, and for EVERY dollar we raise, we will plant 2 NATIVE PLANTS during Saturday's re-planting event!
For more information about Giving Tuesday, visit: http://community.givingtuesday.org/News
Re-Planting the Watershed ~ Saturday, December 7th
In 2010, BCLT set out to fulfill the role of Watershed Stewards in Alpine by cleaning up our creeks and streams
that flow into the San Diego River. Working with over 30 different property owners, and local agency & non-profit partners, we have cleared over 100,000 square feet of flammable & invasive Arundo donax and removed over 10,000 pounds of trash from our waterways!
Now, after three years of mapping, clearing, and community outreach, we are ready to being re-planting!
Support BCLT and the Alpine community as we begin with the restoration of 16 acres of native creekside habitat
along the west end of Alpine Boulevard, between Rite Aid and Casino Inn. Make a tax-deductible donation today!
Click here to make your secure online donation: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=4a7d9b
Want to volunteer for this project?
Saturday, December 7 - 10am to 12noon
Group will park & meet at Joan MacQueen Middle Schoool - 2001 Tavern Road - and shuttle to project site from there.
What to bring: Long pants, work gloves, and water. All tools will be provided by BCLT.
Event Update: Despite chilly temps and a little drizzle, we had six community volunteers along with our Program Director and three members of our Second Chance youth crew come out to lend a hand! Our team planted 800 native plant cuttings of willow, mule fat, and wild grape to meet our Native Plant Challenge goal of 560 plants from our Giving Tuesday donors! BCLT also contributed 10 pounds of native seed mix toward restoring the habitat along this section of Alpine Creek.