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Park Watch

Protecting and Restoring San Diego’s Backcountry

Do you walk or ride the River Trail on a regular basis? The Park Watch Team is looking for volunteers like you! Volunteer patrol members help to protect and preserve the flora and fauna of the San Diego River, report vandalism, provide information and assistance to park and trail users, and ensure that all visitors are able to enjoy the natural beauty of parks, preserves, and trails. Patrols may be conducted by foot, bike or golf cart (as allowed). While out on your regular exercise or stroll, you can help be the eyes and ears for the River Park!


Want to learn more?

Join us for an informational training! Ask questions, meet fellow volunteers and learn more about this program. No commitment required for attending the training. If you'd like more information about the next training, email or call!


We are currently looking for ParkWatch team members in Santee, the Mission Valley Preserve, and the estuary. For more information about the program and upcoming training dates, please email





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