Join Advancing Compassion Project and the Volunteers Changing Lives ® program with an environmental impact project.
The Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) represents one of the major open space areas within the southern area of San Diego County, linking south San Diego Bay with Otay, San Miguel and the Jamul Mountains. In addition to providing San Diegans and visitors with recreational activities, the park protects critical open space, wildlife, historic, agricultural, and archaeological resources.
Over the years, non-native vegetation has continued to intrude on the native vegetation population, the impact of which harms the natural environment. Advancing Compassion Project volunteers, under the guidance of an OVRP Park Ranger, will assist with a habitat restoration project. This is expected to involve removing invasive plant species from designated areas of the park, as well as planting native plant species for improving environmental health, including to help attract and support biological diversity for local wildlife.
All tools and supplies will be provided. Be sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty, and for your health and safety please bring a hat, sunscreen, drinking water, gardening gloves, and wear closed shoes (no sandals or flip-flops permitted).
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