The Escondido Creek Conservancy


San Diego County, California

Escondido Creek Conservancy News

Restoring The Flood Channel


“The Ditch,” “The Sewer,” “The Homeless Highway”... we’ve heard them all. Escondido Creek’s reputation has become a casualty of the flood control channel installed in the 1960’s and the negative impacts it has caused. The current flood channel has contributed to higher pollution and excess heat that is created from the six miles of concrete; making it inhabitable for some species downstream. Fortunately, on August 8th, specialists ...

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Save 1000 Acres: The Future of Science Education in Escondido?


The Escondido Creek Conservancy has recently announced that preliminary funding commitments have been secured totaling $6.8 million to preserve the 693-acre Mountain Gate property west of Daley Ranch. While we have yet to secure the property, escrow is set to close before September 30th and new possibilities for the future of this site are finally within reach. The desolate avocado grove ...

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Bringing Escondido Schools Outdoors


We have an incredibly exciting announcement!  Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, we will be joining forces with the San Diego Zoo and San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy (SELC) to provide nature-based field trip programs for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the entire Escondido Unified School District (EUSD)—a total of 20 schools! This multi-grade, multi-partner, revolutionary approach to environmental education has never been attempted in San Diego County. Beginning ...

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Staff Expansion


The Conservancy is growing, with many new adventures in our future. As such, we’ve decided to hire a Development Associate who can assist us as we wrap up our Save 1000 Acres campaign. With 200 new donors, we have the opportunity to move forward with many projects that were once impossible dreams. For the new position of Development Associate, we are thrilled to announce we have already found ...

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Become A Citizen Scientist


Do you ever see a plant or animal and wonder what it is?  Or have you ever wondered what species live in our region? Well...there's an app for that.  iNaturalist is a citizen science smart phone app that allows anyone to snap a photo and upload it.  Then biologists and naturalists see the photo and identify it.  It also helps them document the location of where these species have been located....

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Now Hiring!


July 25, 2018 POSITION DESCRIPTION - Conservancy Administrator The Escondido Creek Conservancy (Conservancy) is seeking a Conservancy Administrator to run the day-to-day administrative and financial operations of the non-profit land conservancy. The Administrator supports the Conservancy’s operations by maintaining financial and administrative systems and helping to manage the flow of Conservancy operations and financial procedures, including grant administration. The Administrator is also the accountant bookkeeper for the Conservancy, administering, tracking and reporting all financial transactions. The Administrator is ...

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Looking For Answers In Poop


One of the biggest challenges large mammals face in southern California is habitat degradation. Not only do mammals need large areas of untouched land to roam, they also need these areas to be connected. Connectivity of lands is key to species conservation for many reasons, one of which is expanding the gene pool between different populations of a species. As a population adapts to changes within its environment, ...

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More Land For Los Cielos Preserve!


The Escondido Creek Conservancy protects beautiful open spaces in the Escondido Creek watershed. Thanks to some very generous donors, this spring the Conservancy was able to expand the Los Cielos Preserve by 45 acres! The Los Cielos Preserve has been steadily growing since 2010 and now totals 905 acres. Located in the Elfin Forest region, this Preserve is at the heart of the “gnatcatcher core” of the North ...

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