Tyden Chinowsky (13) | Hidden Pines Lane
I previously wrote the Sandpiper to let the community know about the need for us to protect our remaining wildlife spaces and in particular our native plant community. I am happy to report some good news. Since my last writing, I have met with the Parks and Recreation Committee twice to discuss my proposed habitat restoration project. They were very supportive and recommended to the city that I be permitted to adopt a spot near the Del Mar coastline above Anderson Canyon through the city’s Adopt-a-Spot program. This spot was damaged during the buildout of the multi-use pathway. In my proposal to the Parks and Recreation Committee, I presented a list of plants which are endemic to the Del Mar area and designated spots for each plant. I am now awaiting permission from the City to begin this project and feedback from Public Works on whether we can connect to the city sprinkler system. I could use more hands to complete the project as well as financial support. I will write again once all approvals are in place so that everyone knows when to come down to help install the plants. For more information on how to support my project email me at NativeDelMar@gmail.com.