Native Plant Seed Cleaning
Aug
19
8:30am 8:30am

Native Plant Seed Cleaning

Spend a morning helping the habitat without leaving the comfort of an air-conditioned room. EDI is assisting the habitat with native seed collection and cleaning to restore native plant communities in southeast San Diego County. You’ll learn details about the projects and the value of the plants whose seeds we’ll be cleaning. Tools, drinks, and snacks provided. 14715 Hwy 94/Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935. Community service hours available! Please RSVP to info@earthdiscovery.org.

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Native Plant Sale at Rancho Jamul
Oct
7
7:30am 7:30am

Native Plant Sale at Rancho Jamul

The EDI Annual Native Plant Sale is coming soon! Join us at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve to learn more about native plant gardening and to purchase native trees, drought tolerant shrubs, and fragrant and flowering pollinator attracting plants. Mark your calendar and watch this post for further information.

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Native Plant Seed Cleaning
Jul
29
8:30am 8:30am

Native Plant Seed Cleaning

Spend a morning helping the habitat without leaving the comfort of an air-conditioned room. EDI is assisting the habitat with native seed collection and cleaning to restore native plant communities in southeast San Diego County. You’ll learn details about the projects and the value of the plants whose seeds we’ll be cleaning. Tools, drinks, and snacks provided. 14715 Hwy 94/Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935. Community service hours available! Please RSVP to info@earthdiscovery.org.

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Jul
8
8:30am 8:30am

Native Seed Cleaning

Spend a day helping the habitat without leaving the comfort of air conditioning! EDI is assisting the habitat with native seed collection and cleaning to restore native plant communities in southeast San Diego County. You’ll learn details about the projects and the value of the plants whose seeds we’ll be cleaning. Tools, drinks, and snacks provided. Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, 14715 Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935

Seed Cleaning in the comfort of the Old Daley Ranch at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve

Seed Cleaning in the comfort of the Old Daley Ranch at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve

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Jun
24
8:30am 8:30am

Native Seed Collection

Successful habitat restoration depends on collecting native plant seeds from the right areas at the right times. Please join us to contribute to this vital process. Wear a hat and sturdy shoes, long pants suggested. Tools, drinks, and snacks provided. Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve. 14715 Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935. Please RSVP to info@earthdiscovery.org.

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Jun
17
8:30am 8:30am

Native Grass Planting 2

Join the Earth Discovery Institute for a second day of planting native bunch grasses. A native grass farm is being established at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve to serve as a seed source for grasslands restoration throughout the region. Volunteer to help us get more native bunch grasses into the ground and growing. This event takes place on both Friday (June 16) and Saturday (June 18) mornings. Come for either or both! Wear a hat and sturdy shoes. Tools, refreshments and snacks provided. 14715 Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935. RSVPs to info@earthdiscovery.org requested but not mandatory.

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Native Grass Planting
Jun
16
8:30am 8:30am

Native Grass Planting

Native grasslands were once one of California’s common habitats, now, they make up less than 5% of the state's natural environment. Efforts are underway at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve to build a ‘farm’ of native grasses that will serve as a seed source for grasslands restoration throughout the region. Volunteer to help us get more of these native bunch grasses into the ground. This event takes place on both Friday (June 16) and Saturday (June 18) mornings. Come for either or both! Wear a hat and sturdy shoes. Tools, refreshments and snacks provided. 14715 Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935. Please RSVP to info@earthdiscovery.org.

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Trail Trimming
Jun
7
5:15pm 5:15pm

Trail Trimming

Trail Trimming after Work at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge: Winter rains have resulted in impressive native and non-native plant growth in the habitat. Join us at the refuge after your work day (at office, home or school) to nudge the weeds and native plants back off your favorite trails. Wear a long sleeved shirt, hat, and sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle. We will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water. Meet at the Singer Lane/Highway 94 parking lot at 5:15. We’ll hit the trail at 5:30.

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Apr
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Walk After Work

RJER Hike Kiln

Join us after-work at the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve for a walk in this special setting. Rolling hills, native wildflowers, raptors, and historic sites. Bring your walkin’ shoes, your hat, and water.

Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, 14715 Campo Road, Jamul 91935

Limited participation. Walk leaves promptly at 5:00pm. RSVPs required: info@earthdiscovery.org or 619-654-3793

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Apr
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Walk After Work

  • San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Sweetwater Unit (map)
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SDNWR Sweetwater wooden bridge

We’ll walk a lovely loop on the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge's Sweetwater Interp Loop while we listen for Least Bell’s vireos and California gnatcatchers. You’ll head home feeling energized by Vitamin Green! Bring your walkin’ shoes, your hat, and water. Limited participation. Walk leaves promptly at 5:00pm from Singer Lane parking area at the historic Steel Bridge (intersection of Hwy 94/Campo Road and Singer Lane in Rancho Jamul)

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Apr
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Walk After Work

CEr Trail Sign

Crestridge is lush and colorful this spring. Join us for a saunter through some of the lovely, blooming spots while keeping an eye out for native wildlife. Bring your walkin’ shoes, your hat, and water. Limited participation. Walk leaves promptly at 5:00pm from the Horsemill Road entrance.

Crestridge Ecological Reserve, 1171 Horsemill Road, El Cajon, CA 92021

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Weed Along the Way WALK
Mar
18
8:00am 8:00am

Weed Along the Way WALK

Join EDI at Crestridge Ecological Reserve, 1171 Horsemill Road, El Cajon, to weed and walk the Reserve trails. Invasive weeds are most problematic along trails, were bike treads, horses hoofs and vibram soles carry non-native seeds into the Reserve. With this winters ample moisture the invasive species are trieving. Help us hold them back and give our natives some room to grow. You'll learn how to recognize native, naturalized and  invasive plants along the way. 

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Canyoneer Hike at Crestridge Ecological Reserve
Jan
29
8:30am 8:30am

Canyoneer Hike at Crestridge Ecological Reserve

Join San Diego Natural History Museum's Canyoneer Nature Guides for a short hike at Crestridge Ecological Reserve (CER). This beautiful reserve supports chaparral, coastal sage scrub, riparian and oak woodland habitats. With over 20 miles of trails, CER is a welcoming place to explore San Diego's east county and wild places.

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Refuge Weeders
Jan
14
9:00am 9:00am

Refuge Weeders

  • 3581 Par 4 Drive El Cajon, CA, 92019 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join EDi and US Fish & Wildlife Service at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Sweetwater River Unit off of Par 4 Drive for a day of invasive plant species removal (aka weeding). A wildlife biologist and other botany types will join us to learn more about invasive species and what volunteers can do to slow the advance of non-native weeds. This is a somewhat physical event with a short hike with incredible views and plenty of beautiful native plants to get to know along the way. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and gloves if you have them.

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