Vandals Strike Lions Club Sensory Garden

Just five short months ago A.D. “Ike” Enzenauer stood in front of a group of Rancho Santee Lions Club members, local dignitaries, and associated friends to help dedicate the Lions Club’s Sensory Garden at Santee Lakes. Now it seems that unknown individuals have decided that the community does not deserve this treasure. In July someone had removed the braille plaques that provide sight-impaired visitors with information about the plants in the garden and thrown them around the area. Then in August a number of plants were pulled from the garden.

This month Enzenauer sent a letter to Santee Patch (“Vandalism at the Santee Lions Sensory Garden”) about the events, asking for community help in finding the culprits and ending the destruction of this special community treasure. Scouting Santee would like to echo this request and ask that anyone with information contact the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Santee Patch, or this blog. In addition, if you would consider donating to help the Lions Club replace and repair the damage caused, it would go far toward restoring Santee’s reputation as a caring and concerned community. Let’s all work together to keep Santee special.

Santee Patch: Steve Bartholow at

San Diego Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency): 858-565-5200 or online at

Previous Scouting Santee story: Lions Club Sensory Garden Opens at Santee Lakes












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