San Diego River Park Foundation
The San Diego River Park Foundation’s vision is to protect and enhance the San Diego River’s natural and cultural resources and to encourage communities to participate in the creation of a river-long park system, from the hills and mountains near Julian and Santa Ysabel to the Pacific Ocean.
SDG&E supports the Foundation’s Cool River program that engages underserved youth in hands-on in situ environmental education on the River to develop an understanding of the connectivity of our local natural resources and how to protect them.
Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center
Perched on the historic 7-acre Walton estate in National City, California, Olivewood Gardens is a unique interactive, indoor-outdoor classroom that empowers diverse children and adults to be adventurous, healthy, and active gardeners and eaters through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education.
SDG&E is a proud supporter of the Gardens’ hands-on sustainable gardening and cooking education programs that serve many local underserved communities.
Ocean Discovery Institute
For the past decade, Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI) has been empowering young people from urban and diverse backgrounds through science-based exploration of the ocean and nature, preparing them to be tomorrow’s scientific and environmental leaders. President Barack Obama awarded ODI the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
SDG&E supports ODI’s Watershed Avengers program that connects youth in the highly urbanized, diverse, and underserved communities of City Heights with local canyons to restore those degraded canyons to safe and healthy places. ODI was recognized by President Obama at the White House earlier this year for its work in promoting environmental stewardship.
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation preserves, restores, and enhances the wildlife, marsh, wetlands and watershed areas of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and supports public stewardship of the Lagoon through conservation, education and outreach activities.
SDG&E is proud to support the Foundation’s Academy for Environmental Stewardship, which in the 2012-2013 school year welcomed 7,200 third graders from underserved North San Diego County schools to its watershed and wetlands.