OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChollas Creek is a 32 mile natural waterway and drainage system that traverses neighborhoods within City Heights, Oak Park, Encanto, Chollas View, Mt. View, Mt. Hope, and Southcrest, from its headwaters in La Mesa and Lemon Grove to San Diego Bay. Located in the Pueblo Watershed, Chollas Creek was a significant settlement for Native Americans, and has a rich geological history and diverse wildlife. It is home to diverse and important species of plants and animals (link to species cards). Chollas Creek communities are working together to restore Chollas Creek to its natural state, bringing untold recreational, educational, and economic benefits. Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek education and restoration efforts are guided by planning documents developed with and by Chollas Creek communities, and approved by the San Diego City Council. They are the Chollas Creek Enhancement Program and the South Branch Implementation Plan.