IRWM Family – Erma Williams

             Gardening: A Family Affair As Erma William’s children were growing up, she realized that she had to provide something for them to do, “to keep them out of trouble, and away from the gangs”. What she found, and … Continued

Lenox Drive Project

  In November 2017, construction began at Groundwork’s Lenox Drive VHRP project.  It took a lot of elbow grease and patience to complete all the requirements, including permits, documentation and training. So it was exciting to get to work on … Continued

Chollas Walk

Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek received funding from the City of San Diego to partner with the Urban Corps of San Diego and the clean-up of the Creek from National Avenue to Southcrest Park. Additionally, a grant was received from the … Continued

Cactus Wren Restoration

The Cactus Wren Restoration Project has been launched by Groundwork San Diego Chollas Creek, in partnership with Millennial Tech Middle School, to rehabilitate nearly 75 acres of cactus-wren friendly canyonland near Market Street in Encanto. Amid a tremendous loss of … Continued

Chollas Creek to Bayshore Bikeway Trail Project

Groundwork San Diego, as part of its update of the Chollas Creek Enhancement Program, identified and received funding to develop  a critical trail connection in the Chollas Creek Watershed. Thanks to a generous grant from SANDAG, the City of San … Continued

Chollas Creek Crossing: 47th and Castana Transformation

Chollas Creek Crossing was named by the community for its location at the crossroads of four neighborhoods in Southeastern San Diego. Although low in income, these neighborhoods are rich in ethnic diversity, culture, and tradition. Out of this strength of … Continued

First Annual “Cycle Southcrest”

A Family Event Introducing The Chollas Creek to Bayshore Bikeway Trail Project Last June 7, “Cycle Southcrest” engaged more than 300 students, along with their families, in an outdoor bike event and health fair. A bicycle rodeo, food booths, music, … Continued

Trolley Station Mural Project

In partnership with the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation, District 4 Councilmember Tony Young. And the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, Groundwork San Diego- Chollas Creek has supported a mural project at the 62nfd St. Trolley Station in Encanto being called … Continued

Radio-Encanto Canyons Cactus Wren and Gnatcatcher Restoration Program

Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek has , since 2010, received ongoing funding from SANDAG Transnet to maintain, monitor, and diversify 12.16 acres of recently-created habitat; vegetate 4.69 acres of recently cleared and treated habitat; and clear and prepare for long-term community … Continued