September 17th, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00PM

County Wide Event

Join your neighbors at Dixon Lake from 9-Noon on Sept 17th, enjoy the fresh air and make this jewel shine! Starting September 1st, go to, the website for I Love A Clean San Diego, find the Dixon Lake event, and sign up.


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May 22nd, 2022 9:00 AM - 1:00PM

Come visit us at Riverfest!

San Diego River Park Foundation is excited to announce the revival of Riverfest, a family-friendly run and activities that celebrate the preservation of the San Diego River and specifically the "Western 9" (the last nine miles of the San Diego River leading to the Pacific Ocean).

April 23rd, 2022 at 8:30 AM

Creek to Bay Cleanup sponsored by I Love a Clean San Diego.

This is a county wide clean-up day and the Environmental Program Department of Escondido is leading an effort at Reidy Creek. Attached is a flyer, below is a link with more details, registration is required at


April 16th, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Larry Trautner’s Rotary group and Escondido Shines are doing another cleanup at the 78 cloverleafs at Centre City Pkwy.

You can RSVP to Larry at to get details.

April 9th, 2022 at 8:30 AM

Will be our first Street Stewards/Escondido Shines group pickup of our Caltrans Adoption of the 15N cloverleafs at Via Rancho Parkway! Nanci and I had safety training with Caltrans a couple weeks back and we are ready to go. We will meet at the Westfield North County Mall parking lot that is diagonally across from the cloverleafs and walk from there.

Take the Westfield Way entrance to the mall, which is the south entrance directly across from the 15N offramp at Via Rancho Pkwy, make a right at the “T”, and then your first right. Since it’s warming up figure we will try starting a little earlier. I have safety vests, helmets, gloves, bags, but need everyone to wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes.

RSVP not mandatory, but it helps me to know if you think you can make it. Need all to watch the below link for safety training and we will have a review before we head to the site.

March 12th, 2022

Second Saturday Pickup at 9:30am

We will have a combined Rotary and Street Stewards AAH effort again this month on Sat March 12 at 9:30. Plan to meet at our usual place near the community garden entrance off of Morning View Dr. From El Norte Pkwy, turn south onto Morning View Dr until it dead ends at Lincoln. We gather just east of this intersection near the Center City Pkwy on ramp unto 78 West. Safety briefing at 9:20.

February 12th, 2022

Second Saturday Pickup at 9:00am

Nanci Reeder will be leading this coming Second Saturday Pickup (2/12 at 9:00 AM) in Scott's absence and we will be working more of Bear Valley Pkwy. Meet on Eldorado just East of BVP where there are plenty of spots to park. If we have a big enough group we may send some down south by the frisbee golf course at Kit Carson park.

Escondido Shines has purchased 15 vests and a dozen pickers for the Escondido Street Stewards efforts and Nanci has those in her possession. Nanci ‘s cell is 760.419.6555 if you have any questions.

January 8th, 2022

Escondido Community Garden Cleanup @ 9:30am

Address: W Lincoln Ave &, Morning View Dr, Escondido, CA 92026

Please RSVP directly to Scott at by 12/9/21.

Please be on time there will be a CALTRANS safety briefing before the cleanup begins.

January 5th, 2022

PR video recording @ 9:15am

We will be meeting at 9:15 AM promptly at the community garden which is west of the Centre City Parkway. Get there by taking Morning View Dr south off of El Norte Pkwy--follow Morning View Drive until it dead ends at Lincoln and turn left. Community garden is at the end of the short road and just park on the street.

Please RSVP directly to Scott at and wear long pants, long shirt and sturdy shoes, with all the weather we have been having it could be damp out.

December 11th, 2021

Escondido Community Garden Cleanup @ 9:30am

Address: W Lincoln Ave &, Morning View Dr, Escondido, CA 92026

Please RSVP directly to Scott at by 12/9/21.

Please be on time there will be a CALTRANS safety briefing before the cleanup begins.

November 14th, 2021

We are ON for the next group pickup Sunday, Nov 14 at 10AM!

We will meet in the parking lot behind the McDonalds that is near CCP and Mission. Our goal this time is to finish the southwest end of the Center City Pkwy and 78 interchanges and pick up along CCP the short distance along the way. If the rest of the interchange area is pretty clean, we also hope to be able to pick up under the 78 overpass on Escondido Blvd--an area badly needing attention.

We have a handful of Rotarians committed, and we'd love to get Street Stewards really involved to match their involvement!

Please RSVP directly to Scott at by 11/11 so the Rotarians can make sure to have enough pickers, safety vests, etc.

If you can’t attend this one, pencil in the December Second Saturday (12/11 at 9:00) for our next group pickup and we'll be working on getting pickers and vests for future pickups so RSVPing will not be needed.

October 9th, 2021

Escondido Street Stewards are joining the Escondido Rotary on our first SECOND SATURDAY STREET STEWARD PICKUP. Plan is for a group pickup on every month’s Second Saturday where we will target problem areas around Escondido. Feel free to suggest areas needing our help.

In October (10/9 at 9:00 AM), we will join the Rotary, coordinated with Caltrans, cleaning the on and off ramps/green areas at Route 78 from Centre City Pkwy. The Rotary has been cleaning these areas quarterly for five years.

Since this is freeway proximity pickup, we will meet promptly at 9:00 AM for a required one-time safety briefing, and then work for about 90 minutes. Meet next to the community garden entrance at the east end of W Lincoln Ave, just west of CCP. From El Norte Pkwy, turn south onto Morning View Dr., follow Morning View until it dead ends at Lincoln, left on Lincoln and park near the community garden entrance.

Caltrans will provide vests, gloves, hard hats, trash pickers and bags. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirts and pants. Caltrans COVID protocols will be enforced. We have had good turnouts for our N. Quince St and Westside Park area recent pickups and hope to keep the momentum going so spread the word.

September 18th, 2021

Meeting at 9:00 on S Spruce St in front of Westside Park. If registered we can supply a litter picker and safety vest. If not registered please bring your own picker and wear bright colored clothing. Please see Safety guidelines on Street Steward page.

Any questions contact Scott at or 858-243-1773.

August 28th, 2021

Escondido Trash Pickup

August 28th, 2021 at 7:30AM

You can make a difference in our community.

Meet at North Quince Ave. Park in the Lowe's parking lot near Panada Express.

Bring gloves and trash pickers.

Contact Melissa Navarrete for any questions at:

August 21st, 2021

The Big Cleanup

August 21st, 2021 from 8AM - 12PM

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