We cannot take anything for granted, whether it be our environment, our communities, or even our children’s schools. As the Hilltop/Euclid property comes under threat of being re-purposed to high-density apartment buildings, passionate residents of the Chollas Creek Watershed are the greatest supporters of keeping the land in its best use for future generations.
Elida Chavez says it best…
” I am a resident of 40 years from this community. I support Groundwork San Diego Chollas Creek in the development and implementation of the plan in motion. The development of this plan will bring life to our community and prepare our children and youth for a better lifestyle. Education is the key and Groundwork San Diego Chollas Creek provides the setting for our children to engage in projects with University of California at San Diego and our [local] schools. The program brings the up-to-date technology, design and creativity of an ecological system that will benefit the entire community. Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek will be a model for many other cities that want to bring positive change and keeping the dream alive of better living. The involvement in growing healthy food and working with Mother Earth will bring healing to the Spirit of our community.
My greatest concern is keeping Chollas Creek an open free running creek. As we all know, we must honor and respect the gifts of this land that continues and will always represent our relatives….the Kumeyaay Nation. Chollas Creek connects our Native Nations in San Diego with community and our ocean. I ask our entire community to join Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek in supporting our efforts to keep all developers from filling or closing Chollas Creek. ”
– Elida Chavez, neighborhood resident
August 12, 2015
Do you feel passionately about preserving the Hilltop property for community space and outdoor learning in our schools? Send us an email at Community@GroundworkSanDiego.org or post to our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GroundworkSD.