The Escondido Creek Conservancy

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Plaza Del Arroyo Pocket Park Wins Humanitarian Award from CLCA

The Plaza Del Arroyo pocket park on North Broadway, adjacent to the Escondido Creek trail has been awarded the 2015 Humanitarian award by the California Landscape Contractors Association. The park was designed by landscaper Nathan Stout, installed by Nature's Designs and partially funded by a grant from the Escondido Foundation. The Humanitarian Award recognizes landscape contractors who donate more than half the total labor/materials to a project benefitting a worthy cause. The property is owned by ...

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Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve 10th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

The great photographer Ansel Adams once said, “You don't take a photograph, you make it.” Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, and The Escondido Creek Conservancy invite you to come and make your photographs at the Reserve for our 10th Annual Amateur Photo Contest. The contest begins today and continues through September 20. We all have a photographer inside of us, so take this ...

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TECC Acquires 242 Acres of Important Wildlife Habitat in Elfin Forest!

In TECC’s strategic plan, we tell the story of the founding of the organization twenty four years ago: “In the spring of 1989, a small group of Elfin Forest neighbors went on a hike up Meisha Creek, a tributary of Escondido Creek, to a picnic lunch under an oak grove which is now under the water of the Olivenhain Reservoir.   At that time development was taking off in North County. The friends had worked together ...

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

This past February I attended an event at the Stone Brewery Bistro and Gardens at their request. The purpose of the event was to meet with city officials from Richmond, Virginia, to talk about a project that Stone is proposing to site on the James River in Richmond. This would be a similar facility to the Stone facility in Escondido, but is on a river, will rehabilitate ...

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Fall 2014 Newsletter

We’ve had a dramatic few months in the watershed. Record heat, devastating fires in May, and a continued drought throughout the summer months have plunged the chaparral into a deep dormancy. The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) has been anything but dormant. In the last six months, our multi-tasking staff and board have been busy continuing to acquire and protect critical open space and habitat in the watershed. ...

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Preservation of University Heights Moves a Step Closer!

Yesterday the University Heights property, previously proposed to be developed with over 1,000 homes, moved a step closer to long-term preservation when the County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase the eastern one-half of the property. A second (and final) action must still take place on 12/3/14....

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Signs of Life in Areas Hit by May Fires: UT San Diego Story

A $50,000 fence is now up around a 60-acre land preserve along a busy Carlsbad street. Pricey, but it keeps people out. It’s the only way the property, charred four months ago in the Poinsettia fire, can heal and return to its lush — by California coastal standards — state. “It’s been working,” said Markus Spiegelberg, who oversees the small preserve owned by the nonprofit Center for Natural ...

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