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BCLT “I LOVE A GREEN ALPINE” Planting Event – March 16, 2019

Join the BCLT (Back Country Land Trust) on Saturday, March 16, 2019 for the “I Love A Green Alpine” Planting Event 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd.

Please contact us by phone or email with questions or to RSVP for any of these events. All volunteer hours may be certified for community service and student school requirements.

Contact Jon Green at Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) at 619.504.8181 or email
backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com

BCLT Volunteer Workshop “Planting with Native Plants” – March 2, 2019

Join the BCLT (Back Country Land Trust) on Saturday, March 2, 2019 – for a Volunteer Workshop “Planting with Native Plants” from 9am-12pm. Meet at Alpine Sun, (2144 Alpine Blvd.)

Please contact us by phone or email with questions or to RSVP for any of these events. All volunteer hours may be certified for community service and student school requirements.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – “I Love A Green Alpine” Planting Event 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd.

Contact Jon Green at Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) at 619.504.8181 or email
backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com

Visit our website at www.backcountrylandtrust.org

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Valentine’s Day Planting Event at the Alpine Community Center – February 14, 2019

Join the BCLT (Back Country Land Trust) on Thursday, February 14, 2019 – Valentine’s Day Planting Event 9am-11am Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd.

Please contact us by phone or email with questions or to RSVP for any of these events. All volunteer hours may be certified for community service and student school requirements.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Planting with Native Plants – Volunteer Workshop 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Sun, 2144 Alpine Blvd.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – “I Love A Green Alpine” Planting Event 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd.

 

 

Contact Jon Green at Back Country Land Trust (BCLT)

backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com
619.504.8181

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Trail Work and Native Plant Restoration at Wright’s Field – February 9, 2019

UPDATE This Saturday’s volunteer workday (Feb. 2) at Wright’s Field in Alpine has been postponed due to expected heavy rainfall this weekend. Join us instead on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 9am. 1951 Tavern Road.

Original post: Join the BCLT (Back Country Land Trust) on Saturday, February, 2019 – Volunteers needed for Trail Work and Native Plant Restoration at Wright’s Field in Alpine from 9am-12pm. Meet at Trailhead behind JMMS (Joan MacQueen Middle School)1951 Tavern Road. Please contact us by phone or email with questions or to RSVP for any of these events. All volunteer hours may be certified for community service and student school requirements.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, February 14, 2019 – Valentine’s Day Planting Event 9am-11am Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Planting with Native Plants – Volunteer Workshop 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Sun, 2144 Alpine Blvd.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – “I Love A Green Alpine” Planting Event 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd

 

Back Country Land Trust (BCLT)

backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com
619.504.8181

www.backcountrylandtrust.org

County to Purchase 98 Acres Adjacent to Wright’s Field in Alpine for a NEW PARK – January 8, 2019

January 8, 2018 Submitted By George Barnett

Today the County Department of Parks & Recreation advised Alpine Community Planning Group members and others that the Board of Supervisors is expected to approve tomorrow a land purchase in Alpine for a town park. The proposed land is 98 acres abutting Wright’s Field along South Grade Road.

This is good news for Alpine as the purchase preserves the land from residential development, and together with the portion of Wright’s Field owned by the Back Country Land Trust, it extends preserved passive parkland right in the middle of our town to a plot nearly 330 acres in size.

This to me is also a fitting tribute to Supervisor Dianne Jacob who is finishing her long and distinguished career in 2020 as Supervisor of the 2nd District and the Backcountry. She has been Alpine’s strongest advocate for conservation, improved roads, better law enforcement, and our local schools, and for parkland.

Below is a map of the proposed land purchase (IN YELLOW) and the Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) owned parts of Wright’s Field bounded in white. All together, this County acquisition and BCLT property provides Alpine with a wonderful, unsurpassed passive parkland of immense environmental value. How many towns anywhere have a 330 acre environmental preserve & parkland in their middle?

The public has always been invited to use BCLT’s private-owned portion of WF north of South Grade Road as a “passive parkland”. By definition that means open to the general public for hiking, horseback riding, dog walking, star gazing, and so on – all passive activities with the only requirements to stay on the trails, to leash dogs, to pickup after dogs and to not leave trash behind. The County is buying 98 acres of WF not owned by BCLT, but from a speculative Dallas-based investor LLC. My understanding is that the County will also plan on passive uses, that is – no active sports playing fields. Maybe there’ll be picnic places, a pavilion, a kiddie playground, or things of that nature that town’s people want. But we’ll find that out in due course when the County presents some plans to Alpiners. The County is also supporting plans to upgrade the playing fields at Joan MacQueen Middle School (which are deemed active parkland), and those existing facilities currently serve la cross, soccer, soft ball and limited track and field, with the softball fields possibly becoming dual use with football. The final plan is in the hands of the Alpine Union School District.

George Barnett biggeorge8888@gmail.com

 

Community Effort is Making Alpine Boulevard GREENER!

December 5, 2018 – By the alpine Chamber of Commerce

Twelve new native drought-tolerant plants, including two oak trees, are officially growing along Alpine Boulevard!

About 15 volunteers participated in the preparation, digging and watering on Dec. 1 to replace greenery outside The Alpine Sun newspaper at 2144 Alpine Blvd. and the nearby Alpine Woman’s Club headquarters at 2156 Alpine Blvd. As curious passersby turned to watch and business people came out to praise the beautification effort, five plants and one tree were placed at each location.

“We had a fantastic turnout,” said Jon Green, Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) program and outreach director. “We got a lot of kudos.” The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, BCLT and the Certified Community Wildlife Habitat organized the effort to replant the boulevard after construction damage.

A Lush Handmade Cosmetics grant to the land trust has provided 500 free plants for participating businesses and property owners. Watering arrangements can be made for the first year.   Counting two plants placed unofficially in November outside Alpine Motorsports & Equipment Repair at 2435 Alpine Blvd., 14 new plants are growing so far. More are due in December and January.

During the latest planting Green provided free seminars about native planting techniques, plant selection, watering needs, mulch and erosion control. “It was amazing,” said Jennifer Tschida, The Alpine Sun’s associate publisher and Alpine’s 2018 Honorary Mayor. “Jon was super organized, ready to go.”

Tschida, who is expecting a baby soon, said she was touched by the tree selection. Green said he chose a 2-foot-tall tree for the Alpine Woman’s Club and for the newspaper “a little baby oak so it will grow up with her son.” “Fifty years from now my son will be driving on Alpine Boulevard with his family, pointing and saying ‘That’s my tree,’” Tschida said.

For more information, to be a sponsor or to volunteer to water plants, call the Chamber at (619) 445-2722 or e-mail backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com; lorib@alpinechamber.com or carletteanderson@aol.com.

 

Alpine Chamber of commerce Logo Alpine Ca 91901Jo Moreland, Communications
Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
1620 Alpine Blvd., Ste. 208
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-2722
Jom@AlpineChamber.com

www.alpinechamber.com

Back Country Land Trust NATIVE PLANT SALE – November 3, 2018

BCLT (Back Country Land Trust) NATIVE PLANT SALE on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 9am-1pm (Intro to Native Plants starts at 8:30am) at Joan MacQueen Middle School – 2001 Tavern Road. Expert advice will be on hand for plant selection and tips for plant care. Contact us for pre-orders and planting advice! Presented by BCLT www.backcountrylandtrust.org for more info please call 619-504-8181

Meetings Encourage Alpine Boulevard Planting Movement, Volunteers Wanted for Adopt-A-Plot

By The Alpine Chamber of Commerce – October 2018

The process for creating a more attractive main street in Alpine moved ahead on two fronts on Oct. 10 during two Town Hall meetings about the project. The sessions to learn more about the mission to beautify Alpine Boulevard, the rural community’s main street, were at the Alpine Library at 1752 Alpine Blvd.

Between meetings, two more businesses agreed to join the project and another one volunteered to sign on, according to project organizers from the Back Country Land Trust (BCLT), Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce and the Certified Community Wildlife Habitat. “We have to respect property rights,” Jon Green, BCLT program and outreach director, told those at the meetings.  “We have to respect what the people want.”

Lori Bledsoe, Chamber membership and events director, outlined the boulevard’s problems and history. She was also ready to help people fill out county permit applications for planting plots that are on county right-of-way “We’re making this as easy as possible,” Bledsoe said. “The county has to be careful because of all this diagonal parking on the boulevard.”

Carlette Anderson of the Certified Community Wildlife Habitat is signing up volunteers to help maintain the plantings installed starting Dec. 1. Green said it was hoped the planting will be done by April.

The county, which requires permits for any planting on its right-of-way property, has pre-approved two types of oak trees and four types of plants, all native and drought-tolerant, for its plots. Green reminded everyone that drought-tolerant doesn’t mean drought-resistant. BCLT has a grant from Lush Cosmetics that allows the land trust to donate 500 of those types of plants to the boulevard project. “We’re getting a lot of feedback from different folks who want other plants,” but the grant received doesn’t fit with those requests, Green said.

*These BCLT maps below show the sections of Alpine Blvd. that the replanting project will cover. The top photo is of the center of town. The bottom photo is west Alpine Boulevard to the Alpine Creek area. In both photos the colored areas are bare dirt spots on the boulevard. There are 35 highlighted areas with little or no vegetation along the street in the center of town and 26 such areas in the second photo. The orange areas need county easement permits.  The green areas are private properties ready for planting

As of the first meeting, four businesses and one organization were signed up —- The Alpine Sun, Alpine Tobacco Company, Alpine Woman’s Club/Historic Town Hall, Rustic Roots Salon and KC’s Closet. Alpine property owners and residents at the meetings had questions and concerns, but many seemed to be looking forward to a better look on the boulevard. “I think it’s encouraging,” said Ken Dawson, a 50-year Alpine resident. “The approach is well thought out.”

Water was a major concern. Green said  the plots will need about 2-1/2 gallons of water a week at first but that will quickly drop off to much less in the long run. He volunteered a water truck for once a year.  “We’re working on getting water in from Padre Dam Municipal Water District and/or other possible sources,” said Bledsoe.

Families, businesses, organizations and school children who volunteer to Adopt-A-Plot are also being sought, organizers said.  “My original vision was to have trees up and down the boulevard, but many owners didn’t want them to block businesses and signs,” Green said. He said others want low plants and the County of San Diego doesn’t want anything that would affect driving or the street.

Organizers made it clear that this is an effort to make Alpine more inviting now to visitors as well as residents, rather than wait any longer for someone else to maybe do it. “Right now we need to get started, because right now all anybody sees are old trees coming down,” Green said.  “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

For more information, call the Chamber at (619) 445-2722 or e-mail backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com; lorib@alpinechamber.com or carletteanderson@aol.com;

 

Re-Planting Alpine Boulevard: Town Hall Meeting OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – October 10, 2018

BCLT (The Back Country Land trust) and the Alpine Chamber of Commerce are leading an effort to re-plant Alpine Boulevard with native plants! Two town hall meetings have been scheduled for October 10th – afternoon and evening – so everyone has a chance to attend. We’ll be meeting at the Alpine Library from 12:30 to 1:30pm and from 6-7pm. Business owners interested in signing up for this program and volunteers wanting to participate in re-landscaping our main street are encouraged to attend. Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more information call (619) 445-4221 or email Jon Green (BCLT)

 

County Pre-Approves Plant Varieties for Alpine Boulevard Beautification

Six drought-tolerant native trees and plants have been pre-approved by the County of San Diego for county right-of-way planting on Alpine Boulevard.

October 2018 – Two trees, the Engelmann Oak and the Coast Live Oak, and four plants —- White Sage, Cleveland Sage, Foothill Penstemon and California Fuchsia —- are acceptable, according to Project Manager Michael Aguilar of the county’s Field Engineering/Road Maintenance. The plants are being donated by the Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) for the “I Love a Green Alpine” project to beautify the boulevard between Tavern Road into the 2500 block of Alpine Boulevard.

“Each (planting) site on county property will still need to be approved on a case by case basis with a county tree permit,” said Jon Green, BCLT program and outreach director. The Alpine Community Wildlife Habitat Program will assist with planting and watering the plots. The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce is helping to get county permits for the boulevard planting project.

More information will be available at two town hall meetings about the project on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Alpine Library, 1752 Alpine Blvd.

Anyone can attend the meetings, scheduled from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. “Our main goal for the town hall meetings is to help the business owners fill out the county permit applications for the planting,” Green said. “And we want to answer any questions.” He said business owners and others have expressed interest in the “Adopt a Plot” part of the “I Love a Green Alpine” project.

“The community of Alpine is still smarting from the construction that affected the boulevard,” said Lori Bledsoe, Chamber membership and events director.  “However, this is the way that the community of Alpine can make it better.” Green said the community needs to be involved in order for the project to succeed. Business sponsors and volunteers are being actively recruited, he said.

“Only property owners can sign on officially to receive plants, but volunteers and sponsors can come from anywhere to help,” Green said.

Property owners interested in landscaping can call Green at (619) 504-8181. Call the Chamber at (619) 445-2722 to volunteer or to get additional information.

For more information call the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce at (619) 445-2722.  The Chamber is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  www.alpinechamber.com

Submitted by: Jo Moreland, Communications, Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce. Jom@AlpineChamber.com