Friends of Rose Canyon

June 16, 2024
Our Mission
Protect, Preserve and Restore Rose Canyon and the Rose Creek Watershed
What is the Rose Creek Watershed?
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Rose Canyon is a Wildlife and Habitat Preserve

In 1997, the City of San Diego included Rose Canyon and Marian Bear Park as preserves for native habitat and wildlife as part of the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP).

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Nature Walks

We offer free nature walks in Rose Canyon and Marian Bear Park for classes UTK - Grade 12 in 11 nearby schools. We hire skilled guides, and divide into small groups. Kids explore, discover and enjoy nature. We also offer free nature walks for scouts, other groups and the general public.

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We welcome volunteers of all ages for our habitat restoration projects. We plant native plants and acorns, then weed and water to restore habitat for native birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Parents bring their kids. High school and college students and scouts all participate.

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Re-Oaking Rose Canyon

  Our volunteers plant acorns to restore native oak trees to Rose Canyon

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To donate to Friends of Rose Canyon use our link to Network for Good here.

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Come along on one of our small group nature walks for local schools.

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Flora & Fauna

Interactive educational project created by a local Eagle Scout.

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about us

Volunteers celebrate after a morning's work on a habitat restoration project.

Friends of Rose Canyon is a 501(c)(3) organization based in the University City/UTC area community in the City of San Diego. We work in partnership with the City of San Diego on our habitat restoration projects in Rose Canyon. We work in partnership with area environmental organizations on common environmental goals.

Staff: Deborah Knight, Executive Director
Board of Directors:
Deborah Knight, President
Ariane Jansma, Vice President
Christine Mailloux, Treasurer
Lisa Heikoff, Secretary

Kids and Nature
Wildlife Photographed in Rose canyon