The Grand Del Mar staff continues habitat restoration at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

Lisette Roberts, controller, and Marissa Panziera, systems administrator of The Grand Del Mar, recently helped remove invasive non-native species and plant indigenous shrubs in the Las Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, as part of the resort’s annual habitat restoration project.

On the heels of Earth Day, employees from The Grand Del Mar recently embarked on their annual habitat restoration project at the 4,100-acre Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. With the season’s abundant rainfall, volunteers faced a few different challenges this year.

According to the resort’s onsite naturalist, Dylan Jones, a specialist in sustainability and environmental issues, in addition to planting hundreds of indigenous shrubs — including coastal sage, needlegrass and elderberry — employees had to wrestle with removing abundant non-native foxtail and black mustard plants, now prevalent due to the deluge of rain. “With the heavy rainfall, the canyon is flourishing,” Jones explains. “Unfortunately non-native plants are also thriving and must be removed to allow native growth, which provides important food, shelter and nesting for indigenous animals.”

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