The Escondido Creek Conservancy


San Diego County, California

Escondido Creek Conservancy News

Fighting Fire With Habitat


Amid red flag warnings and some of the deadliest fires California has ever seen, The Escondido Creek Conservancy has taken on the responsibility of managing 693 more acres of land. Mountain Meadow Preserve is filled with rolling hills of beautiful native habitat, but 225 acres of this site contain an abandoned avocado and citrus grove with thousands of dead trees surrounded ...

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Bee Kind


This fall, a grant from SDG&E allowed us to build native bee boxes for our pollinator garden at Plaza Del Arroyo in Escondido near Grape Day Park. We hoped to not only provide habitat for our local pollinators but to also create an area along the Escondido Creek flood channel that the community can be proud of. Some very talented volunteers helped paint roofs for our bee boxes ...

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693 More Acres Preserved


Last month, The Escondido Creek Conservancy met with board members of The Friends of Daley Ranch and Palomar Audubon Society to celebrate the purchase and preservation of the 693-acre Mountain Meadow Preserve (formerly Mountain Gate development). Both non-profit organizations have been essential partners in the Save 1000 Acres campaign. Mountain Meadow is the first property saved in the campaign--preservation of the ...

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Local Schools Plant Native


Fall planting has begun and our local pollinator communities now have two additional gardens to look forward to this spring! The first of the two gardens was planted at Conway Elementary. Every second and third grader was given a chance to grab a shovel and help prepare the planting area. Who knew kids loved to play in dirt? The students quickly made the project into a friendly competition ...

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Reidy Creek Restoration Project


Reidy Creek has been the topic of conversation within the last few years as private property owners have expressed concerns over homeless encampments, and the resultant trash and pollution. There is GOOD NEWS! In September, the Conservancy was awarded $380,873 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to implement the Reidy Creek Restoration and Beautification Project. In partnership with the City of Escondido and private property owners along ...

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If You Build It…


Monarchs and hummingbirds have been spotted in downtown Escondido! In 2017, volunteers from Escondido and California State University San Marcos’ (CSUSM) Environmental Studies Club transformed the Plaza Del Arroyo pocket park into a thriving pollinator garden. Despite the summer heat waves, they have successfully provided habitat for local pollinators including bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Inspired by the success of this garden, we will be helping install three more pollinator ...

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Back To School


September is here and school is back in session. As part of our 3-4-5 program, the Escondido Creek Conservancy will be providing outdoor education experiences for all third graders in the entire Escondido Union School District--San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and San Diego Zoo Safari Park to take on 4th and 5th. As we expand the reach of schools participating in our programs we've also been able to ...

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New Exhibit: Co-existing With Coyotes


No matter how you feel about coyotes, they are here to stay. Coyotes are one of the few mammals to have expanded its range since the industrialization of humans and currently inhabit all of the lower 48 states. In San Diego County, coyotes are found almost everywhere--including wild lands, suburban neighborhoods, and even in our cities. As coyotes continue to lose their ...

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