Clubs collaborate to celebrate Rotarians at Work Day

Rotarians from the Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe clubs met at the the San Dieguito River Park trailhead at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, to plant four native species including cottonwood, bush sunflower, monkey flower, and white sage for a grand total of 258 native plants. Beautification of the trail entrance and interface of San Andres Drive with the Coast to Coast Trail will make the park more welcoming to the community and those who enjoy the trail. Native trees and vegetation provide habitat to encourage more native wildlife species and provide a natural screen from the urban interface and eventually trap trash from the street and adjoining shopping center.

Rotarians at Work Day is celebrated around the world on the last Saturday in April. Begun in 2006, as joint effort between two Rotary Districts, one in the United States and one in Mexico, clubs identify handson projects designed to benefit their local communities. Twenty members of the two clubs participated and each club presented a check for $500 to the San Dieguito River Park to assist it in further conservation efforts. Photos by Jon Clark