Participants will take a fun educational walk through Otay Watershed
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2012 – On March 31 from 8:30 a.m. – noon, San Diego Coastkeeper combines education and fun, while hosting its 5th Annual Walk the Watershed event at Otay Valley Regional Park. The free event will engage participants and students with fun activities to restore our watersheds and understand how inland pollution affects our ocean.
Walk the Watershed will bring school students of all ages and community members to take a walk through several educational stations consisting of watershed models, introduction to native and invasive plants and wildlife, historical land use, urban runoff and restoration. Participants will also volunteer on restoration projects such as invasive plant removal to restore Otay Watershed.
Event organizers expect about 300 students and community members to participate in the event, which concludes with closing ceremonies, food and entertainment. This event is free and open to the public, but participants must RSVP to [email protected]. Coastkeeper invites everyone to come to Otay Valley Regional Park at Finney Elementary, 3950 Byrd Street, San Diego, CA 92154.
Port of San Diego, WiLDCOAST, Elementary Institute of Science, Allied Waste, City of Chula Vista, Otay Valley Regional Park, County of San Diego Parks and Recreation and I Love A Clean San Diego partnered with Coastkeeper to make this event a success.
For more information about Walk the Watershed, visit Coastkeeper’s website at localhost/sdcoastkeeper.
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San Diego Coastkeeper
Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them. We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.