Category Archives: Rose Creek

Save the Date: April 21 Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

Join I Love A Clean San Diego and the Friends of Rose Creek as we cleanup Rose Creek from the Mike Gotch Bridge to Interstate 5.

The cleanup runs from 9 a.m. until noon and we’ll meet at Mission Bay High School.

Registration opens April 1st, where all sites available will be listed!

All participants under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign. Or just come down to Mission Bay High School about 8:45 AM on Saturday, April 22. We’ll be in the Faculty Parking Lot on the east side of campus overlooking Rose Creek and you can sign up on the spot! Plenty of overflow parking is available in the Student Lot on the west side of campus at the corner of Lee Street and Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach.

We’ll have snacks, prizes, and all the kidz who shows up can participate in the Bling Your Bucket contest. Decorate those buckets, wheel barrows and wagons before you come. Reusable is the message we are trying to promote. Participate in the Bling Your Bucket contest to minimize the use of trash bags. We’re here to get rid of trash – not create more of it. More information to be added as we get closer to the event.

At 11:45 a.m., we will have ice cream provide by Campland-on-the-Bay and a raffle with some earth cooling prizes.

If you can, bring work gloves, buckets and wagons to move the trash from where you find it to the dumpster. Hauling distances vary but can be up to 3/4 of a mile. Bring your reusable water bottles to fill up. Snacks and drinking water will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

December Bird Watching Fun

The Friends of Rose Creek led two bird watching walks this holiday season. On December 30, we were able to watch a Great Blue Heron try to swallow a dead fish that was just a tad too big. We saw many, many American Widgeon, a couple of Snowy Egrets, a Kingfisher, Osprey, and some more mundane birds like Coots and Mallards. What a wonderful time to be out at the creek.