Volunteers are needed for Canyon Day, the annual community spring clean-up of Tecolote Canyon led by San Diego Mesa College. This year’s clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 12.
Organizers aim to break the previous record of removing a dozen shopping carts and several tons of trash, recyclables, and non-native plants from the branch of Tecolote Canyon adjacent to the college.
Volunteers receive free Canyon Day tee-shirts (while they last), certificates of community service, and enjoy impromptu canyon talks by Mesa College professors and canyon experts. The clean-up will be led by Park Ranger Janice Lavallee.
Interested persons should park or be dropped off between 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at Parking Lot #1 off Marlesta Drive. Free parking is available. For more information, directions and required waiver forms for minors, go on-line to www.sdmesa.edu/canyonday.
Mesa College has hosted Canyon Cleanup since 2008. Community partners include the Linda Vista Town Council, Clairemont Times, Bayside Community Center, San Diego Parks and Recreation, Tecolote Canyon Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Tecolote Nature Center.