Monday, February 13, 2017

The weeding is great right now! Weeders and Seeders every Tuesday at 9am at Felicita Park

The Watershed Weeders did get shut-out by rain last week, but we are up and running for the next few Tuesdays at 9 am.  Please come join us with your own gloves and hats if you can.  We don't work hard or long, but we make a big difference!
See you then!

Stormwater GOLD STAR to Felicita Vida in the Felicita Creek Watershed

After the rains, we had a chance to visit the Felicita Vida Assisted Living facility on Felicita Road. Take a look at the fantastic and fully functional storm water measures or Best Management Practices that were implemented there. It was also fun to see multiple egrets walking and hunting in the ponds too! A great example of storm water measures incorporated into new development and working well to reduce erosion in the creek and protect water quality.  It appeared that these infiltration basins were well-maintained and working beautifully. Bottom-line, stormwater protections WORK!!!  Thank you and our first Stormwater GOLD STAR to Felicita Vida!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time to get Dirty! Join the Watershed Weeders and Seeders, Tuesdays, 9:00 am, Felicita Park

Escondido Neighbors United would like to invite interested persons of all ages to come and help us care of our beautiful Felicita Park!  We will be 'weeding and seeding' every Tuesday starting at 9:00 am and will work for a couple hours.  Right now, we need to remove invasive plants from our Park's natural areas.  That means tackling the MUSTARD before it gets out of hand to start with!

We have the wonderful support of our County Park staff and we are very grateful for their help and care they offer to the Park as well.

Our next date will be January 31 at 9:00 am.  Meet County Volunteer Doreen Reagle at the ranger station. Bring your own garden gloves, a bucket and shovel if you have one, and clothes that you are OK getting a little dirty.  If you don't have a pass, parking will cost $3.

In addition to weeding, we may be planting some native trees and plants to help restore the native landscape of our riparian park.

We don't plan to work very hard and only for a couple hours so come and join us!  The Park is a precious gift so we want to care for it!

We hope to meet every Tuesday am so come by whenever you have time.  Watch this blog for any changes to the schedule.

Watershed Weeders and Seeders in Action. Weeders and Seeders in Action and The 'fruits' of our Labor

See you on the Trail!