Arundo Removal Project

In 2010, with the support of our many local agencies and partner organizations, BCLT began mapping the Alpine / El Capitan Watershed catchment area of the Upper San Diego River toward fulfilling the role of "Watershed Stewards" in Alpine.  Removal of the invasive and highly flammable Arundo donax was identified as a first priority in restoring the health and native habitat of Alpine's creeks and streams.

From 2011-2013, with generous grant funding from The San Diego Foundation, and significant in-kind contributions from our partners at the Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council and Second Chance - San Diego, BCLT has begun to partner with private landowners throughout Alpine to remove this noxious plant from the watershed.


Follow our Progress!  

Below are images of Alpine creeks, streams, and private properties, before and after Arundo removal projects...

Special thanks to our project partners at Second Chance - San Diego for supporting the Watershed Stewardship Program - Service Learning Partnership by providing youth work crews for Arundo removal and stream restoration efforts at Wright's Field Preserve and throughout the Alpine / El Capitan Watershed!

You can learn more about Second Chance - San Diego on their website: <>

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