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IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING JANUARY 24th

IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING JANUARY 24th

 

You are invited to a meeting concerning the public access plan for the Goodan Ranch / Sycamore Canyon County Preserve.  Join staff from the County of San Diego Parks & Recreation to see options, and provide your input, to help develop this Preserves public access plan.

Please attend this important public meeting in support of wildlife and chaparral habitat.

 

January 24th, 2018

5:30 to 7:30 pm

Lakeside Community Center

9841 Vine St., (on the shore of Lindo Lake)

Lakeside, CA 92040

 

Program Schedule – Summer 2017

Program Schedule – Summer 2017

 

Over ten miles of trails and service roads open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use.  Preserve visitors are welcome to visit our new visitor center.  Live animals and exhibits on Goodan History, Cedar Fire, Kumeyaay and the MSCP are on display.  Live native educational raptors on exhibit by appointment at Preserve Visitor Center.  Call for information.

Events, hikes and programs start at various Preserve locations.  Some require a one mile walk from Goodan Ranch staging to the Visitor Center.  Please check descriptions closely.  No vehicular traffic is permitted in the Preserve.  Transportation for those with disabilities can be arranged, by calling the ranger at (858)513-4737.

Goodan staging area accessed from Poway Rd. east on Garden Rd, then south on Sycamore Canyon Rd.  Sycamore Canyon Rd. ends at staging area.

Highway 67 staging area accessed through SOUTHBOUND Highway 67 only, half a mile south of Scripps Poway Parkway.  All events are free.  For information or to make event reservations call (858)513-4737 or email Justin.Gibbons@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Here is our program schedule for this summer:

 

JUNE

Saturday, June 10th, 2017     7:30pm – 10:00pm

Movies in the Moonlight.   Join park staff for an amazing evening of movies in the moonlight.  A large screen will be set up in the Highway 67 staging area.  Bring your family and friends for a chance to experience a modern movie in a beautiful, natural setting.  Call ranger station closer to date for movie title.  Dress warm and bring a flashlight and something to sit on.  See you all there!

Rain or muddy conditions cancel.

Program will be held at the Highway 67 staging area.

 

Friday, June 23rd, 2017     7:00pm – 10:00pm

Night Hike.  Nature and history come alive at night!  The wildlife of the day goes to sleep and out comes a whole new world of creatures.  Join Park Staff for an enlightening hike and learn all about the history of this amazing preserve as well as the different animals you can encounter here locally once the sun sets.  Bats, snakes, coyotes, tarantulas and more! Come prepared for a 3+ mile moderate hike. Space is limited to 25 so please call (858)513-4737 for reservations.

Rain or muddy conditions cancel. Program will meet at Goodan staging area. 

 

JULY

Saturday, July 8th, 2017     8:00am

Touch Table.   Come out for a weekend hike and join park staff for an interactive touch table to learn more about our local flora and fauna as well as the rich history of this amazing preserve.  Animal pelts, bone clones and historical artifacts will be on exhibit as well as much more.

Program will be held at Goodan Staging area.  RAIN or CLOUDS CANCEL.

 

Friday, July 21st, 2017     Sunset

Star Party.   Join SDAA volunteer astronomers and County Parks for a night with the stars.  Come experience the chance to view our galaxy using the same technology used by the professionals.  Viewers get a chance to see many amazing sights, depending on time of year, that they wouldn’t normally see without the trained eye of the astronomers.  Come prepared to be amazed.

Program will be held at Highway 67 Staging area accessed Highway 67 southbound only.  RAIN or CLOUDS CANCEL.

AUGUST

Saturday, August 12th, 2017     8:00am

Touch Table.   Come out for a weekend hike and join park staff for an interactive touch table to learn more about our local flora and fauna as well as the rich history of this amazing preserve.  Animal pelts, bone clones and historical artifacts will be on exhibit as well as much more.

Program will be held at Goodan Staging area.  RAIN or CLOUDS CANCEL.

 

Saturday, August 26th, 2017     6:30pm – 9:00pm

Night Hike.  Nature and history come alive at night!  The wildlife of the day goes to sleep and out comes a whole new world of creatures.  Join Park Staff for an enlightening hike and learn all about the history of this amazing preserve as well as the different animals you can encounter here locally once the sun sets.  Bats, snakes, coyotes, tarantulas and more! Easy, kid-friendly hike. Space is limited to 25 so please call (858)513-4737 for reservations.

Rain or muddy conditions cancel.   Program will meet at Goodan staging area.

 

 

Prickly Situation for Hikers: How to Remove Cactus Barbs

Prickly Situation for Hikers: How to Remove Cactus Barbs

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky and prickly situation on a trail?  Have you wondered how you were going to get those painful cactus barbs  out of your hand, arm, or maybe, leg?  Some of them are very large, but some are so small they break before you can get them out!  Well, one of our park rangers has some good tips on how to remove cactus barbs.   if you ever find yourself stuck with some barbs., here is how to remove them.  Easily and quickly…you just need the right tools! to remove those cactus barbs.