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News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Nov. 17, 2017

By Leslie Perkins

Field trip season

The fall season is underway as Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) hosts weekly field trips from local schools. Hundreds of students get to experience hiking in the park, learning from exhibits at the Visitor Center and connecting with nature.

Through the education program, students learn about the habitats and ecosystem of MTRP, clean water quality, the Kumeyaay culture, and the historic Old Mission Dam.

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Sept. 15, 2017

By Leslie Perkins

I am honored to step into the role of executive director for the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation after Jay Wilson retired in August, after serving the foundation since 2009. His dedication and hard work are very much appreciated by all.

While many people may know the park well, the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation’s story may not be as well known. What role does the foundation play?

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation — Aug. 18, 2017

By Leslie Perkins

Greetings

In last month’s article, Jay Wilson wrote that after more than nine years as the first executive director of the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation, he was retiring, and that I would be taking his place. I want to thank and recognize Jay for his years of excellent service to MTRP and to our community. His dedication and knowledge will be missed as he is a special person to us.

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation news – June 16, 2017

By Jay Wilson                 25th Amateur Photo Contest All the entries for the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation’s 25th annual Amateur Photo Contest will be on display in the Visitor Center Gallery from June 17 through July 14. The public reception and awards will be at the Visitor Center on Sunday, June 25, from 2 to […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

By Jay Wilson  Kiwanis One Day Once a year, Kiwanis clubs and their sponsored youth groups join together and do a work project on a day designated by Kiwanis International as a day of global community service. For Kiwanis One Day this year, the Kiwanis clubs of Division 21, including the Grantville-Allied Gardens club, joined with […]

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 […]