It Takes Participation To Develop And Maintain a Community

Showing Golden Hill Pride: Friends of 32nd st Canyon

32nd Street Canyon projects demonstrate the challenges and opportunities of urban canyon recovery and wetlands awareness. Our first success was saving our neighborhood coastal canyon from being developed. We removed 9.6 tons of debris (weighed by I Love A Clean San Diego), much of it leaching toxic chemicals. Volunteers have planted 4,000 plants increasing three critical native plant communities. Helped along by the San Diego Sierra Club’s Canyons Campaign, Aquatic Adventures here launched a “Kids in Canyons” program, which is presently extended to Golden Hill Elementary and Albert Einstein Academy. Teens from Nativity Prep Academy do monthly community service here, and the canyon hosts labs for high schools and universities, all this winning the Golden Hill community much recognition. City of San Diego urban forester Drew Potocki, Council President Ben Hueso, SDG&E and Urban Corps collaborated to install coast live oaks along C Street and 32nd Street, and SDG&E has supplied trees to replace those killed by gophers and stolen. Through the 32nd Street Canyon, Golden Hill is part of a statewide initiative to remove non-native pest plants that increase fire, flooding, disease-carrying pests and nitrification that contributes to global greenhouse gases.

Join Help The Homeless On The First Saturday Of Each Month

We are happy to support and promote a group of local people who are giving of themselves, to help others. The folks with Help The Homeless "1st. Saturdays" have been bringing some light into the lives of San Diego's homeless for about 6 months now.  Check them out and get involved if you can. Help the Homeless.