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February 28, 2012

Walk the Watershed with WiLDCOAST on March 31st!

Hiking, Education, FREE FOOD, and Ecosystem Restoration in the Otay Valley Regional Park
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This is the 1st year that the Otay Valley Regional Park will be hosting this fun and educational outdoor event

Participants will take a fun and educational walk through the Otay Valley Regional Park and help to restore wildlife habitat

On March 31 from 8:30 a.m. - Noon, We'll combine education and fun, while hosting its 5th Annual Walk the Watershed event at Otay Valley Regional Park. The free event will engage participants and students with fun activities to restore our watersheds and understand how pollution in river valleys ultimately affects our ocean. Food and games will all be provided free of charge! AND REI will be donating free water bottles and Outdoor Journals to all student participants.

Walk the Watershed will bring students of all ages and community members to take a walk through several educational stations consisting of watershed models, introduction to native and invasive plants and wildlife, historical land use, urban runoff, and restoration. Participants will also volunteer in a habitat restoration project removing ice plant in the Otay River Valley.

Event organizers expect about 300 students and community members to participate in the event, which concludes with closing ceremonies, FREE food and entertainment.  This event is free and open to the public, but participants must RSVP to outreach@sdcoastkeeper.org

LOCATION: Meet at the Otay Valley Regional Park: At Finney Elementary School, 3950 Byrd Street, San Diego, CA 92154.

Major partners include: San Diego Coastkeeper, The Port of San Diego, WiLDCOAST, Elementary Institute of Science, Allied Waste, City of Chula Vista, Otay Valley Regional Park, County of San Diego Parks and Recreation, and I Love A Clean San Diego

Call A.J. Schneller at 619-333-9087

For more information about Walk the Watershed, visit Coastkeeper’s website at www.sdcoastkeeper.org