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Save the Source Program

Protecting, Restoring and Enjoying the Upper Reaches of the Watershed



image Our Save the Source Program is dedicated to conserving critically important lands in the Upper San Diego River watershed. These lands are valuable providing linkages for wildlife movement, amazing recreation opportunities, incredible pristine vistas, tributary conservation and much more. Once these properties are acquired, the program manages and monitors them so they will be there for future generations to enjoy.

There four primary areas where we work:

Volunteer Opportunities - current

  • Trail Team - If you enjoy being outdoors, working hard and being part of a team. This is right for you! We are working on opening specific sections of trail at Eagle Peak Ranch as well as the South Rim unit of Eagle Peak Preserve. Tools and supplies are provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. We will organize carpools or meet you at the Preserve.

  • Camera Monitoring Team - About once per month the team goes out to one of our remote cameras to download photos as well as resupply power, check camera condition and relocate cameras as needed. No experience is needed.

  • Habitat Restoration - activities are focused on Boulder Creek and will soon be expanding to Temescal Creek. This is great for individuals, small groups and large groups. You will work closely with either a staff member or a very experienced naturalist.

  • Streambed Assessments - annually we performed assessments of selected tributaries of the River. Contact Shannon, the River Ecosystem Manager if you are interested in being part of this group. shannon@sandiegoriver.org or 619-297-7380.

  • General Preserve Care

How you can be part of Save the Source:
  • Explore the backcountry! Click here for more information about places to go.
  • Donate to support land acquisition!
  • Volunteer to be part of caring for these lands. If you are interested in learning more about any of the current opportunities, please contact the Preserve Manager to learn more volunteer@sandiegoriver.org or 619-297-7380.
  • Stay informed on issues and opportunities by signing up for the free monthly e-news.
  • Include the program in your Will or other estate plans. Click here fore more information

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