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Re-Planting Alpine's Watershed: Volunteer Event

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Untitled Giving Tuesday ~ Tuesday, December 3rd 

You've heard of Black FridaySmall Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday...  Now, there's Giving Tuesday for non-profits!
A day to support your favorite community organization. (Or maybe get a unique gift for the person who has everything...)
This year, BCLT is partnering with "Giving Tuesday" to support our Watershed Stewardship Program, and the beginning of re-planting Alpine's creeks and streams with Southern California native plants.  Make a secure donation online in support of BCLT on Tuesday, December 3rd, and for EVERY dollar we raise, we will plant 2 NATIVE PLANTS during Saturday's re-planting event!

For more information about Giving Tuesday, visit: http://community.givingtuesday.org/News

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 Re-Planting the Watershed ~ 
Saturday, December 7th

In 2010, BCLT set out to fulfill the role of Watershed Stewards in Alpine by cleaning up our creeks and streams
that flow into the 
San Diego River. Working with over 30 different property 
owners, and local agency & non-profit partners, we have cleared over 100,000 square feet of flammable & invasive Arundo donax and removed over 10,000 pounds of trash from our waterways!
Now, after three years of mapping, clearing, and community outreach, we are ready to being re-planting!
Support BCLT and the Alpine community as we begin with the restoration of 16 acres of native creekside habitat
along the west end of Alpine Boulevard, between Rite Aid and Casino Inn. Make a tax-deductible donation today!

oakLeaf  Click here to make your secure online donationhttps://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=4a7d9b

Want to volunteer for this project?
Saturday, December 7 - 10am to 12noon
Group will park & meet at Joan MacQueen Middle Schoool - 2001 Tavern Road - and shuttle to project site from there.
What to bring: Long pants, work gloves, and water. All tools will be provided by BCLT.

Event UpdateDespite chilly temps and a little drizzle, we had six community volunteers along with our Program Director and three members of our Second Chance youth crew come out to lend a hand!  Our team planted 800 native plant cuttings of willow, mule fat, and wild grape to meet our Native Plant Challenge goal of 560 plants from our Giving Tuesday donors!  BCLT also contributed 10 pounds of native seed mix toward restoring the habitat along this section of Alpine Creek. 

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