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June 12, 2014

DISCOVER OVRP DAY A SUCCESS!

WILDCOAST Celebrates National Trails Day in the OVRP.
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Eric Runningpath and participants with a Native American traditional dance.

The OVRP Rangers Station was abuzz with activity last Saturday for the 4th annual Discover OVRP Day. We had over 100 attendees through out the day and they were able to enjoy environmental education activities, Native American dancing by Eric Runningpath and cultural show, and a raffle! We also had the San Diego Native Plant Society on hand for a guided walk and Girl Scout troop 5912 for displays on recycling waste.

Otay Valley Regional Park is an annual event in which community members, organizations and stakeholders that work and live in the Otay River Watershed can enjoy a day in the park to interact and learn about this beautiful urban river parkway. One of our goals is to increase park usage and this event is a way to spread the word about the great nature based recreation opportunities in the park.

Some of the highlights of the day were the numerous live animals native to the region brought by the Bureau of Land Management, Living Coast Discovery Center and Project Wildlife. We had everything from snakes to bats to desert tortoises! We were also honored to have Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox and Chula Vista Councilmember Pamela Bensoussan come and talk about the importance of the OVRP.

Thank you again to the City of San Diego for the support and of course, the event would not have been possible without the help of the City of San Diego Otay Valley Regional Park Rangers.

See you all next year!

Photos can be found on our Flickr page.