About: Escondido Creek Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and restore the Escondido Creek watershed.
Project: The LeoMar Preserve is a natural open space protected for the benefit of wildlife and plants. Many unauthorized trails have been constructed here, putting the habitat at risk of destruction and fragmentation. Help is needed to de-construct the unauthorized trails so that they can be returned to habitat. This is hard physical work involving deconstructing a trail bed, hauling logs and other barricades, and digging. There are opportunities for lighter work as well, such as installing some fencing, using brush to visually block trails, etc.
Location: Along Rancho Summit Drive in Olivenhain, (Encinitas/border of Escondido), Google Map Location
Parking: Please park along Rancho Summit drive. You will see Conservancy leaders stationed near a dirt intersection with Rancho Summit.
Children: Sorry, this project is not family friendly. Please only bring children 13+yrs.
Bring: water, snack, epi-pen if allergic to bees. If you have it: work gloves, pickaxe, shovel, hand-saw, wire snippers, other tools. If you don’t have tools, there are some to borrow.
Wear: long pants, sturdy shoes, sun protection
Note: Unfortunately there are no nearby bathrooms on Rancho Summit Drive. There is a Starbucks restroom located at 1571 San Elijo Rd S, San Marcos, CA 92078 which is about a 15 minute drive from Canyon De Oro Road. There are porta potties located at the Elfin Forest Reserve which is about a 13 minute drive if you go through Canyon De Oro Road.
Team Leader/Onsite Contact: Ann Van Leer, email [email protected], (858)442-0937
Waiver: There are two separate waivers, an adult and child’s waiver. Please print, sign and bring copies with you.
Why is this project important? The LeoMar Preserve is a natural open space protected for the benefit of wildlife and plants. It also gifts nearby humans with the joys of nature – birdsongs, clean air, beautiful vistas. Many unauthorized trails have been constructed here, putting the habitat at risk of destruction and fragmentation. When there are too many trails through a Preserve, there are no safe spaces for wildlife to retreat to or hide in, and they are likely to stop using the area. This project will return a large tract of the Preserve to natural habitat.
Date/Time: 05/21/2022 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Coast Church - San Marcos/Escondido
Will be provided after registration.