This Saturday, May 9, is shaping up to be a very busy day. In addition to the previously mentioned San Diego River Days and the second weekend of CYT-East’s production of “Cinderella,” we have Stamp Out Hunger Day. This is the day that postal carriers will pick up donations of non-perishable foods to be distributed to the needy. It’s a very simple process – just put a bag full of canned or boxed foods (no glass containers, please) by your mailbox, and your carrier will pick it up. They ask that you check and make sure that nothing is past its expiration date; if it is, then toss it away so no one gets ill from eating bad food.
For more information, check out Help Stamp Out Hunger.
This Saturday, May 9, San Diego River Days will kick off with events stretching from the river mouth at Dog Beach, through Old Town and Mission Valley, to Santee and finally Barona Reservation. River Days continues with more events on Sunday, May 10, and the following weekend (May 16 & 17). In Santee the Friends of Santee’s River Park will be coordinating a salt cedar (tamarisk) and trash removal project. If you have read some of my earlier posts on the river, you know that salt cedar is a dangerously invasive tree that causes severe habitat damage. If you are interested in helping out our local river, this is a good way to start. The local activities start at 9:00 am at Mast Park and run until noon. Other activities along the river have various times and locations, which you can find at the San Diego River Days site.