March 22 – San Diego Coastkeeper Hosts 5th Annual Walk the Watershed on March 31

Supervisor Cox, Councilmember Alvarez to visit event in Otay Valley Regional Park

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SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2012 – On March 31 from 9 a.m. – noon, San Diego Coastkeeper combines education, outdoor exploration and restoration during its 5th Annual Walk the Watershed at Otay Valley Regional Park. The free event will engage participants with activities to restore the watershed and teach how pollution affects our inland waters and ocean.

Walk the Watershed will bring together school students and community members of all ages to take a walk through five educational stations consisting of watershed models, an introduction to native and invasive plants and wildlife, historical land use, urban runoff and a restoration project. Participants will also have the option to volunteer on 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, entertainment and raffle prizes. San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox and Councilmember David Alvarez will join the event to talk about protecting our environment and the role Otay Valley Regional Park plays in a community effort to restore open spaces.

This event is free and open to the public, but participants must RSVP to [email protected]. It takes place at Otay Valley Regional Park at Finney Elementary, 3950 Byrd Street, San Diego, CA 92154.Unified Port of San Diego, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, WiLDCOAST, Elementary Institute of Science, Allied Waste, City of Chula Vista, Otay Valley Regional Park, REI 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


SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER: Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Visit us online at