Popular ‘Exploring Our Sense of Place’ nature program returns this fall

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has officially opened enrollment for its 2018–2019 Exploring Our Sense of Place (ESP) program. Enrollment is limited to 26 to maximize the experience for participants. Enrollment will close on Aug. 10.

Participants, or “explorers,” will experience the San Dieguito River Valley and watershed in all seasons. The path begins at Volcan Mountain in Julian and continues through the valley to North Beach, Del Mar.

Many of the excursions include areas that are not open to the public. Hikers are exposed to the area’s history, geology, native inhabitants, plants, and wildlife.

Go to for more details and to enroll.