San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Threats and Stressors
San Diego RiverBlitz

in progress

Project description

Volunteer citizen science teams hike segments of the urban San Diego River to collect data about trash, homeless encampments, and invasive plants. This data is collected using a data mapping app called Mappler. RiverBlitz takes place twice annually, allowing for year-over-year comparisons of point-in-time data. On-going surveys and data mapping efforts supplement the RiverBlitz program, allowing the San Diego River Park Foundation to initiate real-time responses to trash and invasive plant species.

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target vegetation: riparian forest & scrub

Main implementing entity: San Diego River Park Foundation

Project Page manager: Sarah McCutcheon

SDMMP lead: Annabelle Bernabe