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News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation news

By Jay Wilson Amateur Photo Contest The 25th annual Amateur Photo Contest is underway through May 31. You are encouraged to enjoy the park, and pause to take that special picture to be entered into our contest. Take advantage of all the spectacular wildflower blooms and spring growth provided by the winter rains and warming […]

The conquering coyotes of Mission Trails

By Audrey F. Baker Coyotes are an infusion of color — buff against gray, tawny chestnut-red beside blond, swatches of brown, balanced against light-whitish underparts. They are readily recognized by their delicate facial features and a gray patch between the eyes that complements the fox-like rufous muzzle. This medium-sized wild dog displays the contour of […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Nov. 18

By Jay Wilson The 5-Peak Challenge enjoyed its first anniversary on Nov. 7. It continues to be a great success as nearly 4,000 people have successfully completed the challenge and registered their accomplishment with Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP). It certainly has accomplished its initial goal of expanding the horizons of hikers to more than […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Oct. 21

By Jay Wilson Summer recap During the summer, the Visitor Center enjoyed a facelift on the second floor of the Exhibit Hall with the unveiling of two new exhibits: The “Wonderful Wildlife of Mission Trails,” with its two 42-inch touchscreen monitors depicting spectacular photographs and information for a wide variety of the wildlife of Mission […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Sept. 16

By Jay Wilson In October, the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) resumes its mountain bike series for beginning riders. Join ranger Araceli Dominguez and MTRP Foundation administrative assistant and member of the San Diego Mountain Bike Association Maggie Holloway on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. at the East Fortuna Staging Area (west end of […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Aug. 22, 2016

By Jay Wilson Two new exhibits The “Wildlife of Mission Trails,” with its two 42-inch touchscreen monitors, and “Wildland Fires,” featuring a video emphasizing the danger of flying embers from wildland fires, are the newest exhibits on display upstairs in the Exhibit Hall of the Visitor Center. Touch the wildlife monitor and you can select […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – July 15, 2016

By Jay Wilson Mission Trails says goodbye to a great Senior Ranger. For the past two years, Andy Quinn has served as an outstanding Senior Ranger for Mission Trails Regional Park. Unfortunately for us, he has accepted a new position as a district manager for the San Diego County’s Park and Recreation Department, which he […]

Summer activities, events at Mission Trails Regional Park

By Jay Wilson “Connecting with Nature” was the theme of the 14th annual Explore Mission Trails Day on May 21. Over 3,000 families and friends participated from the Visitor Center to the East Fortuna Staging Area. There were the ever-popular pony rides; you could climb the rock wall; take a guided nature walk; check out […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – May 20, 2016

By Jay Wilson Explore Mission Trails Day “Connecting with Nature” is the theme for the 2016 Explore Mission Trails Day to be held on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This popular event features free guided nature walks, talks and programs throughout the park, including live animals and special programs for children.