Through the Conservancy’s leadership, the Escondido Creek Watershed will become a model of vibrant urban communities and viable natural ecosystems thriving together.
We believe that everyone benefits by being part of nature, not apart from it. The Escondido Creek Conservancy exists to enhance the lives of people and wildlife in our Watershed and we do this by leading, educating, and advocating for our natural surroundings.
The Conservancy owns and/or manages 1000s of acres of land throughout the Escondido Creek watershed which stretches from Bear Valley through Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, Elfin Forest, Encinitas and out to the ocean at the San Elijo Lagoon at Solana Beach.
The primary management goal for all Conservation Area land is the preservation of wildlife habitat now and in perpetuity for future generations.
In addition to our conservation and preservation efforts we are involved in environmental rehabilitation throughout the watershed region where were partner with cities, private landowners and other organizations to create safer waterways, accessible nature access, pollinator gardens and so much more.
Do you love nature?
If so, chances are that it’s because you were exposed to the outdoors at an early age. While we may remember climbing trees, splashing in creeks, or catching lizards, the sad reality is that many children in our modern age aren’t making these kinds of memories.
In fact, children today spend less time outdoors than any other generation. Fortunately, The Escondido Creek Conservancy provides outdoor education programs for youth and adults so that everyone can experience nature, fall in love with it, and blossom into stewards who protect it for future generations. If, like us, you believe access to nature should be a basic human right, you can help give the gift of nature to others and seed the future.
The Conservancy is engaged in numerous outdoor education programs in the watershed region including: Trout in the Classroom, Habitats, Adventure Camp, Conservation Fellows, Conservation Conversations and more. By creating hands-on outdoor experiences we are engraining a love of nature in the next generation.
Preserving land in Southern California isn't easy! We're in constant competition for this precious space, but your donations help us continue to navigate in these murky waters. Beyond just purchasing land, additional funds helps us create larger nature advocacy efforts, lobby on behalf of nature and even create unique outdoor experiences that inspire others to work on behalf of the environment.
Your donations also enable us to not only continue our current outdoor education efforts, but also allow us to engage more students throughout the watershed by developing more education sites, expanding our programs and develop more outdoor opportunities making nature more accessible to all.