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November 18, 2010

New WiLDCOAST Comic Released

Adventures in the Otay Valley Regional Park: the Search for the Golden Eagle

This week WiLDCOAST released a new comic book. This educational material is part of WiLDCOAST efforts to conserve and restore the Otay River Valley.


The comic book tells the story of a boy and a girl, along with their dog Chucho, who head to the Otay Valley Regional Park after hearing rumors of an eagle made of gold in the park. Thinking they might discover gold, they explore the park and run into their classmate Maria, the park rangers, and the famous park hero John Willett. Together they discover the true treasure of the park--all its natural wonders. Read this story to find out about their adventures and the characters' heroic actions that helped save the park!


Download your own copy of the bilingual comic book "Aventures in the OVRP: the Search for the Golden Eagle."


WiLDCOAST is working to conserve and restore the Otay River Valley. The Otay River Valley represents one of the last areas of open space in south San Diego County.  It is a greenbelt that lies between the Cities of Chula Vista and South San Diego and connects the southern wetlands of the San Diego Bay to the Otay Mountains.  It is designated the Otay Valley Regional Park, with a planning area of almost 9,000-acres that stretches 13 miles.  Ten years ago, the valley was filled with concrete debris, refrigerators and abandoned cars.  This river valley has been revitalized thanks to a collaborative effort by the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, City of Chula Vista, long-time volunteer extraordinaire John Willett, the Donovan crew, the California Conservation Corp, and many others.  Today, while hiking the recently completed trail system, visitors can find native plants such as the San Diego sunflower and the Otay tarplant.  The valley is also a habitat for burrowing owls, California gnatcatchers and bobcats.


A very special thank you to the Hattie Ettinger Conservation Fund and to the REI Foundation for their support to create this educational material.