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Urban Corps of San Diego Receives Environmental Champions Grant from SDG&E

Vista CA— Through San Diego Gas & Electrics Environmental Champions initiative, Urban Corps of San Diego County was awarded a grant to provide restoration and community education
activities at Hacienda Creek.

In partnership with the City of Vista, Urban Corps members spent two weeks removing invasive plants, trash and other debris from the wetland and providing water quality improvements along Hacienda Creek which is part of the larger Buena Vista creek.

To further serve the community, Urban Corps will develop an interpretive sign containing information about Hacienda Creek, as well as how to protect it, and will place it directly at the creek.
“It’s always been part of our mission to care for the environment and the community around us,” said Kyle Kennedy, Urban Corps’ Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited about this project and, especially, our partnership with the City of Vista, as Urban Corps has recently opened a new expansion location in Escondido and will be serving more of the North County San Diego community. We’re thrilled to be able to partner with SDG&E and The City of Vista to restore the creek.”


About the Urban Corps of San Diego County

Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults with tools to expand their career opportunities. We do this through education, life skills training, and paid work experience on projects that benefit our communities.

For more information, visit www.urbancorpssd.org