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Native Grassland Demonstration Area Becomes a Reality!

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Helping our local Alpine girl scout troop to earn their Bronze Award this year, BCLT is proud to announce that we've officially begun restoration of a small section of our native California bunch grass habitat at Wright's Field MSCP Preserve in Alpine. This quarter-acre section of our beautiful grassland habitat will be restored to it's pre-historic ecosystem, with native bunch grasses and wild flowers predominating, and will serve as a visual demonstration of the grasslands that the Kumeyaay Indians saw when they arrived over 8,000 years ago at the place we now call Wright's Field. 
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3rd annual BCLT "Friend-Raiser" Event - in support of Wright's Field in Alpine

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BCLT "Friend-Raiser" Event at Wright's Field in Alpine
Saturday, September 13
6-9pm

Featuring: Live music by The Podunk Poets!
Raffle & Silent Auction Items, Hosted Bar,
Artisanal Meat, Cheese, and Fruit Plates,
Desserts from scratch, and more....

$15 BCLT Members
$25 Non-Members

Tickets available online in advance.
Cash & check only day-of event.

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1st Saturday Nature Walks: Summer 2014 "Flashlight Series"

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BCLT "Flashlight Series" walks continue for a second year in 2014!!  Join us at Wright's Field in Alpine for these free, family-friendly events each month.

Also, SAVE THE DATE for our 3rd Annual "Friend-Raiser" Event on Saturday, September 13... once again featuring live music by the Podunk Poets!!
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Watershed Restoration Events in Alpine - Spring 2014

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Join BCLT and our community partners as we continue our Alpine Watershed Stewardship Program in the San Diego River watershed during Spring 2014!

We'll be kicking off our first in a series of hands-on workshops on Saturday, March 8, with a Stream Restoration Demonstration Project in partnership with Endangered Habitats Conservancy at their beautiful conservation property along Alpine Creek.  All are welcome!   
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1st Saturday Nature Walks at Wright's Field - Spring 2014

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Back for a third year in 2014, these casual docent-guided walks are free, family-friendly events held every month at BCLT's Wright's Field Preserve in Alpine.
Come out and join us on the 1st Saturday of every month, as we explore different natural history and cultural topics at this beautiful 230-acre open-space preserve.

Parking is at Joan MacQueen Middle School - 2001 Tavern Rd in Alpine.  Wear sturdy walking shoes. Sunscreen, water, and hat are recommended. 
* Rain cancels event

UPDATE: Due to forecasts for heavy rains Friday night into Saturday, our 1st Saturday Nature Walk on the San Diego thornmint with Scott McMillan is POSTPONED. 
Our rescheduled date for Scott's walk is Saturday April, 19.  See flyer below for revised schedule.  

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Happy Holidays from San Diego's Back Country!

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Cadenhead Bench Dedication at Wright's Field

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
What a beautiful morning for our bench dedication with the Cadenhead's!  Our dedication ceremony was both intimate and well-attended.
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! Especially the Cadenhead family for your generosity and strong show of support. 

Wright's Field now has a new gathering place. A place to sit and relax, watch the sunset, and maybe meet your neighbors...

"This bench is a gift to the people of Alpine." - Keli Cadenhead

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Above left: Cadenhead family.                   Center: Dan & Keli Cadenhead pose with the bench.         Above right: A crowd gathers for the dedication.
                    
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Above: Sunset glow on Engelmann Oak & Bench.         * Dedication Plaque:"Cherish and hold sacred these open spaces & wilderness"



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BCLT Launches NEW Membership Program!

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Back Country Land Trust is pleased to announce our NEW Membership Program!  

Our membership program is an annual opportunity for you to join together with the BCLT community in support of Back Country Land Trust to help us preserve rare habitats and resources in San Diego's Back Country.  

Member support allows BCLT to sustain our mission of "preserving rural, scenic, biological, cultural, and agricultural lands in eastern San Diego County for future generations."  We accomplish our mission through land acquisition, stewardship, and environmental education.  With past donor support BCLT has permanently protected over 6,000 acres of culturally relevant and biologically diverse open space lands in San Diego County.

Make your tax-deductible contribution today, and help BCLT protect the wildlife and open-space of San Diego's Back Country....

JOIN NOW!  Click the link to become a member of the Back Country Land Trust TODAY! 
http://bclt.org/index.php/membership

We hope you'll join us in protecting the open spaces & rural heritage of San Diego's Back Country!
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1st Saturday Nature Walks: Summer 2013

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Our 1st Saturday Nature Walks GO DARK with our new "Flashlight Series" in Summer 2013.

Don't miss this rare and delightful opportunity to enjoy Wright's Field Preserve at night during these extraordinary night walks!  
And don't forget your flashlight....

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1st Saturday Nature Walks at Wright's Field ...continued in 2013!!!

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1st Saturday Nature Walks at Wright's Field

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The Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) is proud to launch a new environmental education program - guided Nature Walks at Wright's Field - in 2012!  Please join us for a docent-led "walk and talk" around Wright's Field the first Saturday of every month, beginning Saturday, April 7th - from 10am to 12noon.  

Natural and cultural history topics will be explored each month by different guest speakers, and should reveal some interesting facts about San Diego and East County history through guided interpretive walks at our Wright's Field Preserve in Alpine.  Hiking will be easy to moderate.  Sturdy footwear is recommended.

Docent field guides will be discussing topics such as: History of Wright's Field and Alpine, CA - like the Wright family, the preserve's namesake - as well as the ancient geology of the Laguna Mountains, unique native plants and endangered species of Wright's Field, and more...!!!  See flyer below for details.

For more information - or to volunteer to lead a walk - contact BCLT at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619.504.8181

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