National Volunteer Week 2018 - Weed Warriors at Tecolote Nature Center


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Sat Apr 21, 2018, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM


5180 Tecolote RoadSan Diego, CA 92110


Centuries ago, the Kumeyaay Indians found food and shelter in Tecolote Canyon, a place that today is rich with history. It has been designated as a cartographic feature on area maps for nearly two centuries and was given the name tecolote, or owl, for the diminutive raptor that lives in this canyon.

One of the first settlers was Judge Hyde who built a home and began farming in Tecolote Canyon in 1872. Farming and ranching continued until World War II; and as late as 1953, cattle were still grazing the canyon. Startled residents sometimes found mounted cowboys herding strays out of the backyards of their rim-side homes.

The City of San Diego acquired this land and it was dedicated on April 1, 1978. The new park was officially named Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and the first members of the Tecolote Canyon Citizens' Advisory Committee were sworn in. With the help of City Park Rangers, dedicated community members help preserve and protect the canyon's natural state.

Today, Tecolote Canyon Natural Park & Nature Center offers its visitors a variety of educational and recreational opportunities. The Canyon has approximately 6.5 miles of trails that can be used for jogging walking and mountain biking. Also available to visitors is the newly constructed Nature Center which offers a host of exhibits on the animal and plant life of the Canyon.

Location: Tecolote Nature Center - 5180 Tecolote Road, San Diego CA 92110

On the third Saturday of every month, Ranger Lavallee is the host of this volunteer clean up of the canyon, pulling weeds and planting new plants.

Please wear clothes suitable for outdoor work, closed toed shoes, and bring water.

*Minors under 16 must have an adult present with them to volunteer

*Minors between 16 and 18 must fill out a volunteer participation form prior to the event that must have a parent/guardian signature. Call (619) 533-4017 for more information.


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13

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