Photo: Valentine Songeur, Niels Lund, Mike Rypins, Carter Stafford (President), Amelie Catheline, Lynn Stevens, John O’Halloran, Dick Stevens at the Butterfly Garden
Members of the Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club ( have been volunteering once a month at San Dieguito County Park for over two years. As the club is oriented to serve on environmental projects, it was a natural fit for club member volunteers to come help at the park. Over the years, they have removed invasive plants, beautified small sections of the park and planted trees.
Due to COVID-19 closures, volunteers stopped coming but would check with park staff regularly on volunteer status. When volunteer opportunities were reinstated, the volunteers were very happy to return, as depicted in the first picture after beautifying the butterfly garden by trimming plants and removing weeds in August. The second picture was taken at the herb garden in September.