Creating places of healing
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
4d ago
Creating places of healing for people in need By: Jose Jasso (he/him) Canyonlands Outreach Coordinator Nature is a resource, and like any must-have resource can be abundant in certain communities and scarce in another. Southeast San Diego is one such area where the lack of access to nature spaces is being tackled. We talked to Khalid Alexander Founder and President of Pillars of the Community, an organization where community members come together to learn about one another, foster relationships, and mobilize for community change and social justice.   Inspired by natural healing spac ..read more
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The Art of Noticing
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
4d ago
The Art of Noticing: Slowing down to appreciate the world of Fungi, Moss and Lichen By: Laura D. (she/they) Canyonlands Restoration & Outreach Technician Photo: collaboration by Restoration and Outreach (detailed below) Mushrooms display a spectrum of characteristics standing tall above the lush painted moss below them, while delicate lichen adds texture and even more detail. Together they create a captivating snapshot of the diverse and intricate ecosystem thriving in our local canyons, connecting us all. All three of these small life forms can be found to those that take the time to loo ..read more
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Pursuing Equity in Environmental Careers ECO Wrap-Up
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
1M ago
SAN DIEGO, CA, January 14, 2024 With 2023 in the rearview, we also say farewell to our apprentices from the Fall 2023 Environmental Career Opportunity (ECO) Initiative program. Seven participants leave us with new skills and experiences to take with them in their next journey. With an approximate 1,260 hours worked, Mission Hills canyon looks completely different from when the cohort started in early September. The amazing transformation of this neighborhood canyon includes 6,000 pounds of invasive plant material removed, 2,650 feet of fiber rolls being installed on the hillsides to help deter ..read more
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San Diego’s Homeless and At-risk Population to Help Restore San Diego’s Most Valuable Land
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
3M ago
SAN DIEGO, CA, NOVEMBER 2, 2023 (VIA BUSINESSWIRE) - San Diego Canyonlands and the Lucky Duck Foundation announced an initiative to boost training and long-term employment opportunities for persons at risk of homelessness while simultaneously combating climate change by enhancing the City’s most valuable real estate. Supervised by Canyonlands staff, individuals experiencing and at risk of homelessness will form a paid working team to remove more than 1 ton of fire-prone invasive species and replace them with more than 250 fireresistant native plants across several San Diego canyon habitat eco ..read more
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San Diego Canyonlands Awarded $3MM State Grant
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
5M ago
San Diego Canyonlands Awarded $3MM State Grant  to Help Restore City Heights’ Manzanita Canyon Contact Keith Wilson, Director of Strategic Development media@sdcanyonlands.org SAN DIEGO, CA, AUG 28, 2023 (VIA BUSINESSWIRE) - San Diego Canyonlands www.sdcanyonlands.org and Ocean Discovery Institute www.oceandiscoveryinstitute.org announced a $3MM, three-year project to continue the Manzanita Greening and Canyon Health Project, reducing wildfire and flood risks, supporting wildlife, and improving community opportunities for nature-based recreation and learning.   The restore ..read more
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Experts Team Up to Help San Diego Canyonlands Advance Bold Initiatives
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
5M ago
Join us in welcoming San diego canyonlands incoming board of directors on July 1st! San Diego Canyonlands, a regional non-profit environmental leader, announced ten new board members and a new board president. Comprised of educators, environmental experts, and seasoned business leaders, the team will help Canyonlands equitably boost San Diego’s water quality, air quality, natural beauty, climate resiliency, green workforce, property values, access to nature, physical and mental health, and overall quality of life. “I’m excited by our new board, especially as we embark on several bold initiat ..read more
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Indigenous Peoples' Day
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
5M ago
Indigenous Peoples' Day recognizes and aims to correct the American history that has glorified Christopher Columbus, who committed violence against Indigenous peoples. Indigenous people have lived on this land for millennia. From www.kumeyaay.info/history Indigenous Peoples’ Day Resources: Local places to visit: Barona Cultural Center and Museum: https://www.baronamuseum.com/ The Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai: https://poway.org/369/Kumeyaay-Ipai-Interpretive-Center Kumeyaay Garden at USD: https://www.sandiego.edu/kumeyaay-garden/ Local Indigenous business: Kosay Kumey ..read more
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Take a Virtual Field Trip With Us!
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
5M ago
San Diego Canyonlands partnered with San Diego Coastkeeper to create virtual field trips paired with science lessons for students, teachers, and parents navigating the new normal of remote learning. We know that staying and learning from home certainly has its challenges, so we are here to help. Each video, listed by grade level below, takes you on a virtual hike through one of our urban canyons. Throughout the virtual hike, our Outreach Program Manager and nature lover Kindra Hixon will guide you through a remote lesson in the field. The videos can be watched on their own or paired with lesso ..read more
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How to Use the Canyon Finder
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
5M ago
find and Explore San Diego’s Canyons Have you heard about all the great canyons across San Diego County and wondered if there were any near you? Now you can use our Canyon Finder to locate the nearest accessible canyon nearby! Check out this quick guide to show you how to use our exciting new feature on the website. To access the Canyon Finder, head to our homepage (www.sdcanyonlands.org). Take a look at the navigation bar on the top right corner and locate the link that says “Canyon Finder”. Highlighted in red below. Awesome! You found the “Canyon Finder” link. Now, click on the link. A new ..read more
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Gifts from the Canyons
San Diego Canyonlands Blog
by Outreach Manager
5M ago
Gifts from the Canyons Written by Debra Turney, San Diego Canyonlands Intern I began this journey for myself, in order to reconcile my place in the world. As a retired educator, I was searching for renewed meaning and purpose when I enrolled in a Masters degree program in biology/conservation. I felt my path was laid out when I was granted an internship with San Diego Canyonlands, but days later, Covid-19 hit and everything came to a halt. Months into the quarantine I was able to interview Friends Group Leaders over the phone to assess their needs, and finally, after seven months of seclusion ..read more
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