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2016 Summer Membership Drive - July through September

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BCLT kicked off our 2016 Summer Membership Drive on July 1st again this year, with a goal of raising $15,000 by September 30th.  All funds raised toward this goal will go directly to managing BCLT conservation lands, as well as continuing our watershed stewardship and environmental educaiton programs in Alpine and the Back Country.

This year, we're pleased to present a new membership program for 2016 and beyond.... now giving our community even more ways to join, and support BCLT in our mission to protect San Diego's open-space lands and rural heritage for future generations.  

Please consider joining / renewing your membership with BCLT this year, as a "Friend" or "Steward" of the Back Country, a "Sustaining Member" over the next three years, or a "Conservation Champion" sponsoring your favorite landscape over the next year.

Join / Renew TODAY!  

Make a gift online by clicking our "Donate Now" button, or visit our Acceptiva page, here: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=4a7d9b
Or send a check payable to: Back Country Land Trust, Attn: 2016 Membership, PO Box 1148, Alpine, CA 91903


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"Living Classroom" Program Gets Local Students Outdoors!

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It's graduation season, and we'd like to congratulate all of our local students who participated in our "Living Classroom" program during this school year. Thanks to a generous grant from The San Diego Foundation, and our partnership with the Earth Discovery Institute, BCLT was able to engage over 150 students in environmental education curriculum, field trips to our local ecological preserve, and hands-on service learning projects during 2015-2016 school year.  Not only did students have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature, they left our community even better than they found it! 

Students from Boulder Oaks Elementary School in Alpine installed 2 western blue-bird boxes and a burrowing owl box at Wright's Field MSCP Preserve to enhance wildlife habitat, while students from Campo Elementary in the Mountain Empire Unified School District planted 30 native plants at the entrance to the preserve in order to beautify the trailhead and improve pollinator habitat.

It was a great partnership with local non-profits, local students, and our local open-space lands... truly an opportunity for "Opening the Outdoors" and making
memories for students in our "Living Classroom." Thanks to all of our partners, funding agencies, local school districts, educators, and especially to all of the
students who helped make this new program a success. 
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Watershed Stewardship: Arundo Removal Project 2015-2016

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Results are in from our 2015-2016 Watershed Stewardship Program for the San Diego River in Alpine.... Cumulative tally of our measurable progress to date: 40 properties cleared of invasive and highly flammable Arundo donax, totalling 4.5 acres of Arundo canopy cover, and 25,625 pounds of trash and hazardous waste and debris removed from Alpine's creeks and streams leading into the San Diego River and the El Capitan Reservoir (City of San Diego potable water supply).

Thanks to all of our agency partners, volunteers, and local non-profit groups for supporting this important program. Special thanks to our funding partners at the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, California Coastal Commission, Earth Island Institute, and San Diego Gas & Electric, for making this season's work possible.
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4th-Annual "Creek to Bay" Clean Up Event

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This year, we had a strong team of 28 volunteers throughout the morning helping with our 4th-annual Creek to Bay clean up in Alpine. Thanks to everyone's hard work and dedication, we were able to fill a 40-yard dumpster with trash and debris from two different sites along Alpine Creek - that was 3,760 pounds of trash removed from our waterways!


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(At left) Our team of volunteers gather in the   morning for coffee, pastries, and a safety training.
(Right top) Filling the dumpster with furniture and debris from Alpine Creek.
(Right bottom) Our Program Director shows off the cache of trash collected from Alpine's streams during this event.   




Big thanks to all of our volunteers and community partners. We couldn't have done it without you!
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