Join the San Diego River Park Foundation on Saturday, March 14th for the 6th Annual River Kids Discovery Days - two days of nature, fun, & learning for kids! Families and groups from across San Diego can participate in a free two-day celebration of the San Diego River, featuring nature fun for youth and their families! Choose from a variety of volunteer projects and outdoor education opportunities to give your kids a leading role in protecting our natural resources and creating green spaces for the community! Join us for fun, hands-on learning, and community service! Restore natural habitat! Create nature-inspired community art! Take a guided tour with a Park Ranger! Plant native plants in a local canyon! Hike at a pristine open-space preserve! ... and much more! Multiple events will take place all along the 52 miles of the San Diego River, from the mountains to the ocean and everywhere in between, engaging kids in caring for and celebrating their River! RSVP REQUIRED. To view a full list of events and to RSVP, visit www.riverdiscoverydays.org. Spaces are filling up fast, RSVP to reserve your spot today! This event is part of River Kids Discovery Days and is geared towards volunteers under the age of 18.
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Once a year, the San Diego River Park Foundation gets special permission to enter the San Diego River Estuary on kayaks and pull trash out of the water in this sensitive habitat. Join us on Saturday, January 11th for this unique opportunity to see the San Diego River from a new angle while helping out! The San Diego River Estuary is a critically important 330 acre wildlife area with habitat for many sensitive species, including endangered birds that nest in the estuary, like the Ridgway’s Rail and the California Least Tern. Over 100 different species of birds use this area as a rest area along the Pacific Flyway during their yearly migrations between Alaska and Mexico. We will have kayaks available for volunteers to borrow, but you are welcome to bring you own. Kayaks will be send out in two shifts: 7:00am-8:45am and 9:00am-10:45am. Please indicate which shift you would prefer when you RSVP. While boats are in the water, shore volunteers will remove trash along the banks of the estuary and the adjacent San Diego River Trail from 8am-11am. Details: This event is open to volunteers ages 13+, but volunteers under the age of 16 must come with an adult. No experience necessary. Closed-toed shoes are required. Sun protection, water and a snack are highly recommended. Community service hours can be verified. RSVP REQUIRED. Limited volunteer spots available. To sign-up for the interest list and receive full details, please email email@example.com or call (619) 297-7380.
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