Monday, May 21, 2018

Great News! Invasive Palm Trees REMOVED from Felicita Creek- Thank you County of San Diego Parks and Rec

We are so happy to report that the County Parks and Recreation Dept successfully removed all the large palms trees (and most of the small ones) from Felicita Creek!  This is wonderful news.

While palms are an attractive and welcome plant in their own habitat, they do not belong in our near a creek!  When they invade our local riparian streams they are a HUGE problem. The photos below are notable for what you don't see--large palm trees clogging up the creek and stealing water from the oaks, sycamores, and willows.

Now that these palms are gone, we strongly encourage any landowners in the area to PLEASE remove palm trees (especially washingtonia) from your property.  This can help de-contaminate our creeks and waterways from the invasive presence of palm trees.

Big thanks to the County for this major effort to help and restore our creek!  Stop by the park and check out the new creek landscape. 

And, as always, if you'd like to join the Weeders and Seeders we are pulling weeds, planting natives, caring for our park native habitats every week. Join us!




Sunday, March 25, 2018

Two More Library Planning meetings, March 27 at 6 PM and March 31 at 1PM

Two more meetings announced to plan for the Library.   At least these are available for people to attend who go to school or work.  however, we just found out about them today so the notice is still far too short.  But, if you can go, please go share your thoughts.

Part of the LS&S contract requires development of a 'new' strategic plan. 
Meetings will be held at the East Valley Community Center, 2245 E. Valley Parkway.
Tuesday, March 27 , 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 31, 1:00 PM 

We encourage anyone who can attend to please do so.  

Please:
a.     Ask them to develop a strategic plan to re-open the East Valley Branch library before the end of 2018.
b.   Ask them for a robust level of programming for Spanish-speaking residents, kids, and families.
c.      Ask for programs and resources to help people find jobs and to prepare for them.
d.      Ask for a plan to create an independent library district to ensure the library is controlled by the public, for the public.
e.   Ask them for a robust level of programming for teens and young people     


f.  Other programs you wish to see added or protected.

North County Group Sierra Club files comment letter on Escondido Climate Action Plan

The NCG of the Sierra Club filed this comment letter with the city of Escondido.  If you are interested in being involved or notified about this process, please email your contact info the Mr. Mike Strong at the city mstrong@escondido.org  .