Video: Saving Temescal Creek San Diego County, California

Wilds of California Saving Temescal Creek San Diego River Park Foundation Enjoy a brief visit to Temescal Creek, one of the few remaining free flowing creeks of the San Diego River Gorge. It travels through a beautiful valley which has been grazed for decades, if not more than a century. The valley is one of two large mammal (deer, mountain lion, bobcat and badger) wildlife corridors which is critical to the sustainability of these important members of the ecosystem. Location San Diego County, California Help preserve this spectacular valley. Explore the San Diego River Park Foundation website or call 619-297-7380. Produced, filmed and edited by Jim Karnik Films Music by Garth Stevenson

It's time to vote for your environmental hero!

Vote for Robert Byrnes, the hardworking member of our Habitat Restoration crew, who is one of 3 finalists in California in the Cox Conserves Heroes contest. The winner will be named California's Cox Conserves Hero and receive a $10,000 grant for his or her environmental non-profit of choice. Bob has designated California Native Plant Society - San Diego Chapter as the recipient of any winnings. What a guy!


Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land are proud to present California's Cox Conserves Heroes program. Voting is currently open for the 2017 awards through June 24.  

About Cox Conserves Heroes 

Created in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, Cox Conserves Heroes is a national awards program that honors and celebrates environmental volunteers across the country.  

How it works

The public nominates volunteers using a brief online form. Next, a panel of local civic and environmental leaders selects three finalists to be profiled online. The finalist videos are shared online with the public, who then vote for the nominee they feel most deserving of the award. Winning nominees are awareded a $10,000 donation to the nonprofit of their choosing. Finalists each receive $5,000 for their nonprofit beneficiaries. 

The awards programs is our way of honoring the unsung heroes in our communities and supporting the local organizations doing the important work of bettering our environment. Through the program, we hope to inspire more people to take an active role in community conservation.