The Escondido Creek Conservancy


San Diego County, California

Escondido Creek Conservancy News

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 1,800 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 new position that requires both field work and administrative responsibilities. Duties: The Conservation Land Manager will help refine and implement TECC's land ...

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2015 Fall Newsletter


As 2015 comes to a close and the sun rises and sets further onto the southern horizons, we reminisce on the year that was, and contemplate the opportunities that 2016 presents. 2016 will be the 25th year of The Escondido Creek Conservancy’s (TECC) existence and we are proud of the fact that in our 24th year we preserved some properties that were identified as high ...

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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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