The Escondido Creek Conservancy

San Diego County, California

Escondido Creek Conservancy News

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 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 in ...

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Changes at the Conservancy

The work of the Conservancy is growing, with many new adventures in our future. As such, we’ve decided to hire our first ever Development Associate who will assist us to better serve our donors and supporters and engage them in our activities. Because of our generous donors, we have the opportunity to move forward with many projects that were once impossible dreams. We are thrilled to announce we have ...

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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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Origami and Haiku Workshop

Within the creases of flowers, the textures of trees, and the folded wings of butterflies lives inspiration for many forms of art and design. Origami--the art of folding paper--and haiku--a style of poetry--are no different. Last month, Hitomi Mukaibo, shared these artforms with visitors at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center using the inspiration that surrounds Escondido Creek. Origami is typically done using ...

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Welcome Juan

The Conservancy is excited to welcome Escondido native Juan Troncoso as its brand new Conservation Land Management Assistant, just in time for him to hit the ground running on lots of upcoming projects. Juan comes to us fresh from achieving his undergraduate degree at UC Irvine. Over the last few years, Juan has been involved with all phases of ecosystem restoration projects in a sage scrub system, and ...

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