The Escondido Creek Conservancy


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Job Vacancy: Marketing and Outreach Manager


The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) is seeking a Marketing and Outreach Manager to help facilitate and grow TECC’s support base, as well as provide outreach to supporters, volunteers, donors, and the public. TECC currently manages 1,800 acres of habitat-rich property and is in the process of preserving an additional 1,000 acres of important habitat lands. TECC also provides educational programs to thousands of people per year. This position requires a love of the outdoors; strong ...

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Nature-based Field Trip Volunteers Needed


As TECC continues to provide more and more outdoor education field trips at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve (EFRR), we need more field trip volunteers more than ever! Most of our field trip education programs target 3rd and 4th graders, but we also welcome students as young as kindergarten and as old as college students. You don't have to be a teacher ...

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Job Vacancy: Conservation Land Manager


The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) is seeking a Conservation Land Manager to facilitate management of TECC-owned properties in the Escondido Creek watershed. TECC currently manages over 2,000 acres of habitat-rich property and is in the process of preserving an additional 1,000 acres of important habitat lands which will need management in the future. This is a position that requires both field work and administrative responsibilities. Strong writing, organization, GIS and communication skills required. Duties: The Conservation Land Manager ...

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Willow Trees Update


The mystery of the arroyo willow dieback along Escondido Creek continues, but our message remains the same – please do not move any cuttings from the infested areas. TECC recently received an update from the samples collected in December by Dr. Eskalen from UC Riverside.  Four fungal pathogens were identified. “These fungi are known to cause wood canker and dieback on a wide variety host trees worldwide. They are also known to produce overwintering structures where ...

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Water Quality Volunteer Conservation Opportunity


Position Description: TECC is seeking a volunteer to help lead our water quality outreach efforts and help facilitate our Water Quality Monitoring Program.  TECC participates in regional panels and policy discussions about water quality in San Diego County and in the Escondido Creek watershed.  Additionally, TECC has developed a Water Quality Monitoring Program to help establish a baseline that is used to evaluate the condition and overall health of Escondido Creek on an ongoing basis, as ...

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Los Cielos Preserve Trails Back Open – For Now


Willows throughout the Escondido Creek watershed have been declining rapidly. We are still not sure why. However, we have decided to open the trails for now based upon discussions with biologists and soils scientists and recently received DNA results from the Eskalen Lab at UC Riverside. When we first examined the dieback, the prevailing theory was that the trees had all the same signs and symptoms ...

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Help Needed to Save 1,000 acres in Northern Escondido!


Mark Twain famously said, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” We are thrilled to announce that we are taking Mark Twain’s words to heart. At the end of 2015, The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) was able to put two new properties into escrow: the 694-acre Mountain Gate property in the Hidden Meadows area, and the 282-acre John Henry Ranch near Lake Wohlford. At one time approximately ...

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Shot Hole Borer in the Escondido Creek Watershed


For about the past four years now there has been a silent wave of ecological devastation working its way through the wooded areas of San Diego County. Unfortunately, it may now have reached the Escondido Creek watershed. Figure 1: Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer First reported in LA Country back in 2003, the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) is a non-native invasive borer beetle believed ...

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