Bright Skies Ahead

We wish you a bright, healthy and joyful new year!

Thank you for all of your support. We can't protect and enhance open space or offer educational and recreational programming highlighting the San Dieguito watershed without you!

Here's to bright skies in the new year and continuing to make a difference in 2023!

— Cheryl Goddard, Joseph Rivera and the Conservancy Board


Walk-N-Talk at Mule Hill and Sikes Adobe

Our second-Tuesday-of-the-month hike for January takes us to Mule Hill and includes a tour or the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.

Meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 10 at the parking lot at 3600 Sunset Drive, Escondido.

Join SDRVC staff and board members for this easy, 3-mile hike. We recommend bringing water, sunscreen, snacks and good footwear for hiking.



December Walk-N-Talk at Santa Ysabel

We took in crisp air and snow-dusted peaks during our December Walk-N-Talk at Santa Ysabel Preserve West.

Join us for our next Walk-N-Talk 9 a.m. Jan. 10 at Mule Hill and Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.


Red Nose Run

The Red Nose Run on Del Mar Beach was easy-breezy for our two favorite executive directors: Shawna Anderson of the River Park JPA and Cheryl Goddard of SDRVC.

Thanks so much to organizers for hosting the annual, fundraising event. This year, the River Park was a beneficiary.

SDRVC executive director interviewed on podcast

San Diego Mountain Biking Association's Trail News Podcast features interviews with experts from all aspects of mountain biking. Check out Executive Director Susie Murphy's conversation with our own Cheryl Goddard.

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Get-to-71 Campaign

Can you help us Get-to-71? The Conservancy and the San Dieguito River Park JPA are campaigning to complete two unfinished segments of the 71-mile-long Coast to Crest Trail. One of them is east San Pasqual Valley to Boden Canyon (5 miles); the other is between Lake Sutherland and Santa Ysabel (8 miles).  

So far, we have raised $1.7 million toward our $2 million goal. Thanks so much to our generous donors!

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Coast to Crest Trail Challenge

Coast to Crest Challengers Edyta Grzelak, Pedro Belda Ferre and Laura Belda Grzela

Start the new year by completing the Coast to Crest Trail Challenge!

The series of five hikes takes you from scrubby foothills to the pine forest with plenty of oaks and grasslands in between.

Get details online. We'll see you on the trail!

Dave and Teresa Sweeney

Cynthia Brizard and friends from Hike Fit Poway

Hit Us With Your Best Shot

Our friends at Volcan Mountain Foundation posted this lovely photograph of December snowfall at Copper Spur Ranch pond. Send your best shot to [email protected] and post with the hashtag #sdrvc

River Park News

Happy Holidays from San Dieguito River Park staff. SDRP staff celebrated another year of trailblazing and hard work keeping up the goals and mission of the park. We're proud of the work we've done and looking forward to continuing in the new year! 

Festive Farmhouse

Our Festive Farmhouse returned in December after a pause brought by the pandemic. More than 30 families, including SDRVC board member Gabriele Wienhausen and her grandson, partook in arts and crafts and cookie making. Thanks to the Friends of Sikes Adobe for making this event possible. Stay tuned for more events coming to Sikes Adobe in 2023.

Art bench at lagoon boardwalk

Come experience the Tipler memorial bench at the Lagoon Boardwalk in Del Mar! This amazing bench holds hidden visual treasures to delight young and old. Designed and crafted by local artist David Frisk with hand-forged steel treated to bring out its luster, this double-sided bench is so much more than a resting spot. Donated by the Coastal Community Foundation and Tipler family in memory of Claire Tipler, this bench is a beautiful way to experience the wetlands that surround the Lagoon Boardwalk. A wonderful addition to the San Dieguito River Park!

High Tech High North County Exhibition 

Students presented on their 5-day field excursions throughout the San Dieguito watershed. Each student picked a specific top to study. Their work was so impressive, and the video and book will be on display soon. 

Share a Story with GreatNonprofits

Would you share your experience with us on GreatNonprofits.org?

The website enables nonprofits to harness voices of the clients, donors and volunteers who know them best.

For us, those voices would be yours. Thank you!
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