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Birding Together, While Apart

May 8 - May 16

Coastal

Join the San Diego Audubon Society and go bird along the San Diego River! From the mudflats at the mouth of the river, to the tidal channels to the east,…

Presented by San Diego Audubon Society

Self-Guided Hike at Ruffin Canyon

May 8 - May 16

Central San Diego

Explore the San Diego River Watershed by taking yourself on a self-guided hike through Ruffin Canyon!  City of San Diego Open Space Rangers have placed educational signage along the trail…

Presented by City of San Diego Open Space Rangers

Virtual Team Up to Clean Up Challenge

May 8 - May 16

Virtual

The San Diego River Park Foundation invites you to participate in our #VirtualTeamUptoCleanUp Challenge!  Every year, tens of thousands of pounds of trash wash into the riverbed from neighborhoods and…

Presented by San Diego River Park Foundation

Self-Guided Hike to the Source of the San Diego River

May 8 - May 16

East County, Headwaters

Looking for a self-guided adventure?  Head up to the Santa Ysabel Nature Center to pick up a self-guided hike packet and hit the trail.   On your self-guided hike, you will…

Presented by San Diego County Parks & Recreation

Cicada Craft Activity for Kids

May 8 - May 16

Virtual

Join Ms. Tami from the Mission Valley Library for a fun craft for kids!  Children can watch the instructional video below and make a paper origami cicada that actually moves!…

Presented by Mission Valley Library

Navajo Canyon Nature Walk (FULL)

May 8 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Central San Diego

This event is now full and no longer accepting any new RSVPs.  Click here to view other hikes & nature walks taking place during San Diego River Days. Join San…

Presented by San Diego Canyonlands and Friends of Navajo Canyon

Point Loma Native Plant Garden Open House

May 8 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coastal, Central San Diego

Start your Saturday morning off with a stroll through the lovely Point Loma Native Plant Garden!  This beautiful community garden offers walking trails, picnic tables, benches, and of course, a…

Presented by San Diego River Park Foundation and Friends of the Point Loma Native Plant Garden

Museum Tour & Milkweed Planting (FULL)

May 8 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

East County

This event is now full and no longer accepting any new RSVPs.  Click here to view other family-friendly events taking place during San Diego River Days. Join the Santee Historical Society…

Presented by Santee Historical Society

Mother’s Day Hike to the Source (FULL)

May 9 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am

East County, Headwaters

This event is now full and no longer accepting any new RSVPs.  Click here to view other hikes & nature walks taking place during San Diego River Days. Join Ranger…

Presented by San Diego County Parks & Recreation

San Diego River Garden Open House

May 9 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Central San Diego

Spend your morning soaking up the sunshine at the San Diego River Garden!  This beautiful community garden offers walking trails, picnic tables, benches, and of course, a variety of native…

Presented by San Diego River Park Foundation

Nature Storytime and Craft with Ms. Marika

May 11 at 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Virtual

Join Youth Services Librarian Ms. Marika from the Mission Valley Library for a nature-themed storytime that includes books, songs, and silliness!  This storytime will end with a simple craft using…

Presented by Mission Valley Library

Intro to Clean Water Activism Workshop

May 13 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual

Join San Diego Coastkeeper for an introduction to issues affecting San Diego’s waters and how you can help!  San Diego Coastkeeper is the region’s leading clean water “watchdog” organization.  This…

Presented by San Diego Coastkeeper

Mission Valley River Walk (FULL)

May 14 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Central San Diego

This event is now full and no longer accepting any new RSVPs.  Click here to view other hikes & nature walks taking place during San Diego River Days. Join the San Diego…

Presented by San Diego River Park Foundation

Clean & Green River Cleanup (FULL)

May 14 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Central San Diego

This event is now full and no longer accepting any new RSVPs.  You can view other volunteer opportunities here. Each year, San Diego River Park Foundation volunteers remove more than…

Presented by San Diego River Park Foundation

Volcan Mountain Summit Hike (FULL)

May 15 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am

East County, Headwaters

This event is now full and no longer accepting any new RSVPs.  Click here to view other hikes & nature walks taking place during San Diego River Days. Hike to…

Presented by Volcan Mountain Foundation

San Diego River Days Watershed Cleanup

May 15 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coastal, Central San Diego, East County, Headwaters, Virtual

Join I Love A Clean San Diego, the San Diego River Park Foundation, and SDG&E for a virtually-hosted litter cleanup across the San Diego River Watershed!  ILACSD is hosting this…

Presented by I Love a Clean San Diego

Family Field Trip at Crestridge Ecological Reserve

May 15 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

East County, Headwaters

The Earth Discovery Institute invites you to enjoy a morning of nature fun as they hike and explore Crestridge Ecological Reserve.  Earth Discovery Institute educators will guide you on a…

Presented by Earth Discovery Institute

Virtual Field Trip: River Bugs Are Cool!

May 15 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Virtual

Join the San Diego River Park Foundation for a virtual adventure along the San Diego River! The River Bugs Are Cool! virtual field trip offers kids an opportunity to connect…

Presented by San Diego River Park Foundation

Hike to the Source (FULL)

May 16 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

East County, Headwaters

This event is now full and no longer accepting any new RSVPs.  Click here to view other hikes & nature walks taking place during San Diego River Days. Join Ranger Bill Augustus…

Presented by San Diego County Parks & Recreation

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