Monday, January 27, 2020

Volunteer with Produce Good and pick excess fruit in our area on Feb 1

We received the following request for volunteers. Check it out!

My name is Dominique Dashwood and I am an AmeriCorps fellow working with the non-profit, ProduceGood. I saw on your website that Escondido Neighbors United is committed to improving the Escondido community for residents. This is why I am reaching out to you with a great opportunity to alleviate hunger and conserve the environment in your city.
We are currently looking for volunteers for an event on Saturday, February 1st at an orchard in Escondido (the exact location will be released upon sign up ). People of all ages can participate outside with the butterflies and bees, picking citrus by hand or with a picker pole. By actively picking healthy produce for San Diego’s food insecure and preventing this excess fruit from going to waste, your efforts will benefit the people and environment in your community. Additionally, taking part in the event allows volunteers to experience firsthand the tactical aspect of food recovery principles and become ambassadors of sustainable food systems. Here is a video from one of our events so you can get a better idea of the volunteer roles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xqSVuyPso&t=19s
I would greatly appreciate if you could pass along this information to members of your organization. The events are well-enjoyed by groups of volunteers. If you are interested in joining our efforts, please reach out to me (my information is provided below) and you may sign up directly on our website https://producegood.volunteerhub.com/event/index/11320973. Please note you must register and sign a waiver to join us. Once you sign up as a volunteer you can register for other available events in our calendar as well. Sharing has never been sweeter!
Thank you, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I hope to see you out there!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Environmental Community meeting, January 28th at 7 PM at Chalice

Our friends at Sierra Club North County Group will be holding their first monthly meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 28th, 7 PM at Chalice in the Blue Room.  Address is 2324 Miller Ave.


Environmental Education and Action
Community Meeting

 North County Habitat Plans and Environmental Ballot Measures A and B

What:                  Community Meeting   
Who:                    People interested in learning about local environmental issues
When:                  Tuesday, January 28, 2020
                             7:00 to 8:30 PM
Where:                 Chalice UU Congregation, Blue Room, 2324 Miller Ave, Escondido Contact conservation@sierraclubncg.org with questions.

The meeting is free of charge.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New Chatham Monitoring Results posted- Contamination still in Felicita Creek, levels rise in some monitoring wells

Today, the Chatham Barrel Yard October 2019 SemiAnnualDataSbmtl  was posted showing the results of the October, 2019 monitoring event.
Escondido Neighbors United will be reviewing the document and expects to have detailed comments, however a quick review shows that contamination is still in Felicita Creek in areas where people use the creek and several monitoring stations have higher contamination results than in previous sampling events. At least one well that is supposed to be sampled has not been.
ENU will also be asking questions about what the most recent massive erosion event caused by failure of the Oak Creek developers to control storm water may have on movement of contamination. This failure has already led to a Stop Work order and a Notice of Violation from the city.
We will share further information as we review the document.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rock Concert for the Environment- Spin Doctors in Escondido Feb. 16th

We have a great opportunity to hear a great concert and raise funds to Stop Sprawl in San Diego.
THE SPIN DOCTORS will perform a concert on February 16, 2020 at the Escondido Arts Center.  Here is the info  https://www.stopsprawl.org/events

Buy tickets here 

Uncontrolled sprawl is one of the the most serious problems in our region.  From increawsing carbon emissions, reducing quality of life, undermining our transit planning, and fire.  We have to stop relying on this antiquated type of development. Instead, we need to provide more housing in our urban core areas that is available to more economic levels.  Vote Yes and Measure A and NO on Measure B in the March 3rd election.

This concert is a fun way to help stop sprawl.

Don't Miss It!!!!  We can save our region!


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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Oak Creek receives Notice of Violation and a Stop Work notice for failure to comply with storm water regulations


An update on the complaint filed by ENU.

The City issued a Notice of Violation/Notice of Correction to Oak Creek on 12/31/19. While they worked hard to get their BMPs in order by the deadline of today, we reinspected and found them still deficient and issued a Stop Work Notice on January 6.  The site will be inspected again later this week.
NOV and Photos of violations

The Regional Board inspected unannounced last Thursday and those results are pending. 

The mapping error ENU identified has been corrected and the result is the City will be inspecting every two weeks for the remainder of the rainy season.


Stay Tuned.