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“I Love A Clean Alpine” Community Cleanup – April 21, 2018

Join Back Country Land Trust to help clean up our beautiful town of Alpine.

I Love A Clean Alpine will take place on Saturday, April 21st at the Alpine Regional Center (1620 Alpine Boulevard) from 9 am – 12 pm.

We’ll be cleaning up trash at Alpine Blvd & Tavern Rd with our partners at I Love A Clean San Diego as part of the 16th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup!

Last year, a record breaking 6,588 volunteers came out to our 112 sites and successfully removed over 194,169 pounds of litter and debris. Instead of turning a blind eye to the abundance of litter found across San Diego County, our volunteers channeled their passion into action for San Diego’s environment to protect and enhance it.

Online registration is here:


Host a Short-Term Foreign Exchange Student from Belgium This Summer 2018!

This summer Alpine/ Lakeside/El Cajon will be the home for 26 foreign exchange students (ages 16-19) from Belgium. The students will be herefor 3 weeks and will be with a group that organizes their days and takes them to all the amusements, such as Sea World, Disneyland, etc. They also travel for 5 days to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.

We are looking for families to host the students and give them an American experience while they are here. Evenings and weekends they can participate in family activities such as going to the desert, church, sporting events, beach, BBQs, or whatever else a typical American family does! Families with teens are especially urged to participate. Hosts will be compensated for a student’s room and board…but the cultural exchange is priceless!

Student Groups are scheduled for:
July 5 – July 28, 2018 (gone 7/16-20)
August 2 – August 25, 2018 (gone 8/13-17)

What do I need to provide for my student?
Students need their own bed, (but not their own room or bath), they will need breakfast available and a packed lunch for some of their daily excursions. They will have dinners with the family.

Do I need to go on the daily excursions?
No. There will be a central drop off place in a nearby area where all of the students will meet each morning to go on their tours. You may be able to carpool with other host families for pick up and drop off.

Can I host more than one student?
Yes, families are encouraged to host two students if they are able to do so, and/or to host during both sessions.

For more information, please contact Jaime Petruccelli at 619-339-4635 (call or text) or email at  I look forward to being an ambassador with you this summer!

Events & Volunteer Opportunities with the Back Country Land Trust in Alpine – April thru June 2018

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities with the Back Country Land Trust in Alpine

Saturday, April 7th – Trail Building at Wright’s Field
9am-12pm Meet at trailhead behind Joan MacQueen Middle School

Saturday, May 5th – Trail Building at Wright’s Field
9am-12pm Meet at trailhead behind Joan MacQueen Middle School

Saturday, June 2nd – National Trails Day Event (with the American Hiking Society)
9am-12pm Meet in front of Joan MacQueen Middle School

Please contact us by phone or email with questions or to RSVP for any of these events.

Volunteer at Lions, Tigers & Bears Animal Sanctuary in Alpine!

LTB Volunteer 

Lions Tigers & Bears can always use your help!

Becoming a volunteer is one of the greatest ways to give back to the rescued animals that call Lions Tigers & Bears home.

Our primary purpose is the security and comfort of our animals. To this end volunteers help across our organization to accomplish this goal. Be it working on a mailing for an upcoming fundraiser or building a fence – there is no task that is any more or less important if the end result helps our rescued animals. All of our volunteer duties require extra effort and the dedication on the part of those who are willing. Your desire to help is greatly appreciated!

Just a few of the many duties LTB needs volunteers for:

LTB Volunteers · Office Help
· Carpentry
· Landscape Architect
· Graphic Design
· Printing Services
· Electrician
· Fence Building
· Event Help
· Grant Writing
· Community Events
· Making Enrichment for the animals
· And so much more!


Get Started!

To become an LTB volunteer, your first step will be to fill out your Lions Tigers & Bears Volunteer Application. Click here for your Volunteer Application. Once your application is submitted, our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch with you to arrange an orientation. The orientation is pre-scheduled and will run approximately 4 hours. During the orientation you will join our guided visit. Afterwards, our Volunteer Coordinator will go over the expectations and opportunities that are available for you as a volunteer. The fee is $25. The fee for volunteers between 12 and 17 years of age is $15. Volunteers between 12 and 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult/guardian during orientation and each volunteer shift moving forward.


Why Volunteer?

Animal EncountersGiving back is good for you. Volunteering lowers rates of depression and may decrease your risk of disease as well as extend your life by several years, according to a review of more than 30 studies from the Corporation for National and Community Service. As little as one or two hours a week of helping out can improve your health. So get your whole family involved, and start your commitment right now!


Lions Tigers and Bears LogoLions Tigers & Bears 

24402 Martin Way,

Alpine, CA 91901.   

(619) 659-8078


Alpine Youth Soccer AYSO Spring 2018 Registration

Alpine AYSO invites all area youth to sign up for some exciting co-ed outdoor soccer this spring. Games start in March 2018!

Alpine Youth Soccer AYSO Spring 2018 Registration – SIGN-UP IS EASY!

1. Pre-register and pay online at (click on “Register Now” in upper-right corner)
2.  Attend the walk-in event at Boulder Oaks Elementary on Saturday January 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Express line for those that pre-register online)

Hurry! Registration closes February 8, 2018! Practices start in late February (one practice per week). Games are played on Alpine and Lakeside fields on Saturdays during March, April and May, with no games on Easter weekend.

$65.00 Registration Fee Includes:
• Full Uniform
• 3 Months of Soccer
• AYSO Insurance
• Picture Package

REFUNDS: New Spring players that drop before February 1will be charged $20, any drops after February 1 will be charged $40.

Multiple player discounts available for families in the same household registering more than one

Volunteers Needed!!!! Alpine AYSO is an all-volunteer organization. We always are in need of coaches and referees. Please strongly consider becoming a coach or referee for Alpine AYSO. Training is provided and the Spring season is a great intro season! Coaching children is a very rewarding expererience, and coaching your own child’s team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! We can’t have games without referees, and we welcome all those interested in being part of their children’s fun.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit or or email:


Fun & Free Activities at the River Kids Discovery Days! – March 9 & 10, 2018

River Kids Discovery Days ! Volunteer Opportunity with the San Diego River Park Foundation!

Join the San Diego River Park Foundation for two days of FUN and FREE activities along our San Diego River! River Kids Discovery Days is an annual event that takes place all along the River, from Julian to Ocean Beach. On 3/9/18-3/10/18, kids, classes, groups, and families are invited to take part in community and nature education opportunities such as: painting signs, meeting animals, planting trees, exploring a nature preserve, conducing citizen science, and much more!  This is a chance for youth to take a leading role in protecting our natural resources and creating green spaces for the community.

If YOU are looking to get outside and give back, please join us. Learn more or sign up:

For more info please contact Ally Welborn at or email (619) 297-7380



Volunteers Needed at The Alpine Historical & Conservation Society

Volunteers Needed! The Alpine Historical & Conservation Society runs entirely on volunteer labor. While this allows us to use all of the membership fees and donations for maintaining the museum facilities and paying for program expenses, it sometimes makes it difficult to accomplish all the day-today chores that it takes to run a museum & historical society.

We need your help. Do you feel like your skills and abilities are languishing due to non-use? Do you want to do something meaningful for your community? Well, we’ve got an offer for you. There are a few Board of Director positions that need to be filled for the coming year.

Responsibilities for each position are described below. Each position requires you to be a member of the Alpine Historical & Conservation Society, and to attend our Board meetings on the second Thursday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

• SECRETARY: Takes notes & minutes at monthly Board meetings. Presents meeting minutes to the Board of Directors for approval. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.

• TREASURER: Checks PO Box regularly for bills and donations. Pays the bills and deposits donations. Enters financial data in Quick Books software program. Prepares monthly financial report for Board of Directors. Coordinates preparation of tax returns and government forms. Time commitment varies by month and season but averages 4-5 hours per month.

• PROPERTY MANAGER: Responsible for the care and maintenance of the museum buildings. This includes occasionally performing minor repair & maintenance, coordinating work with the museum caretaker, requesting contractor proposals for more difficult projects, monitoring contractor performance, and reporting monthly activities to Board of Directors. Time commitment varies by month and season but averages 5-6 hours per month.

To volunteer, please contact Tom Myers at 619-885-8063, or you can send a note to or to PO Box 382, Alpine, CA 91903

Help Save and Reconstruct Roy Athey’s Former Alpine Mine Train Exhibit

Help save and reconstruct the former Alpine Mine Train Exhibit

The Campo Railroad Park & Museum has set up a donation page to help offset the costs of relocating and reconstructing the former Alpine train to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum (PSRM) in Campo.  Formerly lovingly operated for children of all ages by Roy Athey, the Museum is committed to keeping the legacy alive in Campo with a dynamic exhibit of not only the train ride but also to include a faux mine complete with mining equipment to explain San Diego County’s many gold and precious metal mines.

Moving the train and setting it up was an unexpected gift and funds are simply not available today to put it back together.  “The Museum is extremely grateful for the donation” said Jim Lundquist, Alpine resident and the Museum’s Director of Museum Services.  “Last year, we had a need to invest over $120,000 in our railway, and there were no funds available at this time to fund the development of the mine train including the relocation of the equipment from Alpine, the grading and preparation of the roadbed, laying tracks, installing electrical power, constructing the mine tunnel and building another passenger coach.”

The budget for the project is:

Finish the Grading for the Mine Train including depot and platforms            6400

Concrete crossing of mine train and driveway, setting up the wig-wag          4800

Three 9′ 6″ containers set up, covered with asphalt/similar, covered with

Dirt/wood, w/tracks and basic mine exhibit                                                    18,000

400 amp/240 volt electrical service to the mine for charging batteries            5200

Construct an additional coach and add mechanical emergency brakes

for two coaches and the caboose                                                                      5000

Contingency (20%)                                                                                             8000

TOTAL                                                                                                              47,400


The first $1,000 has been donated towards that cause with the donation of a RV to the Museum which has been sold.  In addition, John Hansen House Movers has stepped in to underwrite the majority of the costs to relocate the small depot from Alpine to Campo.  “Many people have expressed gratitude to Roy for his years of train rides and his finding a good home for the train” said Lundquist.  “Our hope now is those same people, and anyone with an interest in children and history to assist us with a cash donation.”

Donations can be made through the Museum’s web site at:  Select mine train as your donation fund.  If you would like to assist Lundquist in reconstructing the railway in Campo, volunteers are needed for that effort as well.  Email to offer your services.

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is located at 750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906


For more info please call (619) 478-9937

Visit or website at


Article submitted By Jim Lundquist 619-417-7059 EMAIL ME HERE

VOLUNTEER to Help Maintain Trails at Eagle Peak Reserve – January 27, 2018

You can help care for the hiking trails at Eagle Peak Preserve! Join the Trail Team at Eagle Peak Preserve on January 27, 2018 from 10am to 2pm.

This expansive preserve is the flagship of the San Diego River Park Foundation and includes breathtaking views of the Upper San Diego River Gorge. The region is a key part of the San Diego River’s ecosystem and is consider one of the most biologically diverse areas in the entire Country.

This is your chance to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors while working with like-minded folks to care for our open spaces and improving local recreation opportunities. Volunteers will help to enhance hiking options at Eagle Peak Ranch through a fun and rewarding trail maintenance project. Tasks will include brush removal, trail leveling, and erosion control. More adventurous volunteers will hike up to 3 miles carrying gear, but there will also be locations that require less hiking.

Please wear long pants, close-toed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots) and layers. Bring AT LEAST 32 oz. of water to drink and a snack. Please be aware that this is a remote location with no cell service. Also be aware that you may be working near poison oak. All supplies will be provided. Community service hours may be verified.

The preserve is located off of Eagle Peak Road, near Julian. Complete directions and arrival instructions will be provided upon RSVP. Carpool available.

To learn more or RSVP, please email or call (619) 297-7380.

Submitted By Ally Welborn
Community Engagement Manager – The San Diego River Park Foundation | (619) 297-7380

Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) Monthly Volunteer Events in Wright’s Field Alpine – 2018

BCLT (Back Country Land Trust) will be hosting monthly volunteer events on the first Saturday of each month in 2018.

January 6, 2018 from 9am to 12pm: Trail Decommissioning Project at Wright’s Field. Meet at the trail head behind Joan MacQueen Middle School (2001 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901)

February 3, 2018 from 9am to 12pm: Trail Maintenance & Repairs at Wright’s Field. Meet at the trail head behind Joan MacQueen Middle School (2001 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901)

March 3, 2018 from 9am to 12pm: Trail Maintenance & Repairs at Wright’s Field. Meet at the trail head behind Joan MacQueen Middle School (2001 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901)

Please contact us by phone at 619.504.8181 or email at with questions or to RSVP for any of these events. Visit our website at