Category archives for: Outdoors

Golden State Flycasters’ annual fundraiser is April 28 in Carmel Valley

More than $17,000 of fly fishing gear, guides, lodges, entertainment, and other prizes will be up for grabs when the Golden State Flycasters hosts its 9th annual auction and raffle April 28 to benefit educational programs and conservation initiatives.

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary participates in important environmental program

Ranger Carol Martin, Jon Fish, Susan and Mark Hennenfent, Charles Foster

Over five years ago, we committed to clearing a 100-foot long block near the Via Aprilia intersection as part of the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve program to remove non-indigenous plants, and restore the area to its natural habitat.

Costa Rica’s spectacular mountain region a must-see

A view of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

The ocean water is warm, the surfing is great but in Costa Rica, there is also a wealth of natural beauty at loftier heights in the country’s mountainous region. It’s a landscape alive with color and sounds that heighten the senses.

Fall children’s nature program offered

“My Big Backyard” children’s nature program, a fall series of fun outdoor learning experiences for children ages 9-11, will be held on Sundays, from 1-4 p.m., Sept. 11-Nov. 6, at San Dieguito River Park.

‘Art in the Pines’ event to be held May 15 at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Enjoy spring wildflowers in full bloom, watch artists capture the beauty of nature on their canvases, experience the Reserve with family and friends, and breathe in the fresh ocean air while supporting the preservation of one of San Diego’s unique natural environments.

Guided nature hike to be held April 10

Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on Sunday, April 10, from 1-4 p.m., on a guided wildflower hike at Clevenger Canyon South, with sweeping views of the surrounding canyons and mountains.

La Rosa’s Garden: Bonsai — living art

Garden size is relative. That is why the cultivation of bonsai can relate to any garden. Bonsai is the microcosm of gardening. The Japanese apply bonsai techniques to most varieties of trees, even to their street trees that are often tucked away in tiny public gardens in the hearts of their great cities.

Guided hike of San Dieguito River Park trail offered

Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. as the group explores the San Dieguito River Park’s Heritage Trail, connecting San Pasqual Valley to the Poway Trail system. This trail is not yet open to the public. Enjoy panoramic views of the valley, beautiful oak riparian woodland and learn about threats to the native habitat from expert guides. This 6.5-mile round-trip hike is moderately-strenuous for beginners. Please bring water and be prepared for changing weather.

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