Hot Spot

San Diego River Gorge | April 28-May 2, 2022

Ramona, CA

Part of the San Diego Watershed, Cedar Creek and Three Sisters Falls are a popular destination just a short drive from the major metropolitan area of San Diego. At Three Sisters, a challenging trail travels through various ecosystems before coming to three large waterfalls situated amongst a rocky area. As crowding on this trail has increased, recreation-related impacts have also become more prominent. These include trash, pet and human waste, trail erosion, as well as vandalism/theft. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at San Diego River Gorge leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.

*San Diego River Gorge is located on the ancestral lands of the Kumeyaay and possibly other tribes*

Opportunities to Get Involved

Friday, April 29 – Leave No Trace along with Palomar District staff will hold a community outreach and trivia event at Pure Project Brewing in Vista, CA from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30 – A service project will take place at San Diego River Gorge Trailhead from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The project will involve wildflower seed planting, trail maintenance, and trash pickup. Sign up for the volunteer event here:

Saturday, April 30 – The San Diego River Park Foundation will hold a Nature Challenge BioBlitz event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagle Peak Ranch in Julian, CA. Sign up for the BioBlitz here:

Sunday, May 1 – Leave No Trace along with Palomar District staff will hold a virtual youth educator training for teachers, instructors, and educators from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sign up for the youth educator training here:

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