EVENT: Citizen Scientist with the San Diego River Park Foundation

Posted by Adventure 16 | 01.24.2018

The San Diego River is an oft-neglected local natural resource with opportunities for hiking, climbing, cycling, fishing, birding, kayaking, and more! Join the San Diego River Park Foundation as they report on the ecological health of the river, using data collected by citizen scientists.

Tree lined San diego river with building in the background

San Diego River Park Foundation staff will be present to explain the River Park vision (a planned river-long park and trail system) as well as the current status of our river. This is your chance to get informed on local environmental issues; including water quality, trash, and invasive plant species. The presenter will share data on how these factors affect our San Diego River and the wider San Diego Region.

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Attendees will also learn about the role of community volunteers in collecting scientific data all over the world and how you can use your smart phone to participate during your regular hikes, bike rides, and outdoor activities. By working together as nature enthusiasts, we can help gather the information that scientists, agencies, and stakeholders use to advocate and plan for the conservation of outdoor spaces!

The discussion will include photos, maps, graphics and recommendations on how YOU can get involved through the San Diego River Park Foundation or on your own, wherever you go.

Wednesday, February 21: A16 San Diego Store, 7pm



Ally WelbornAlly Welborn is the Community Engagement Manager with the San Diego River Park Foundation. She studied Ecology at UC San Diego and has been working in the environmental nonprofit field for 7 years.