Wild Ways


"Dedicated to education, exploration and advocacy for
wild rivers and wild lands in the San Diego region"


July 23, 2008


Wilderness Campaign Gearing Up in San Diego County

Organizing Event Scheduled for
Thursday, July 31
in Escondido


Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens


The Wild Heritage Wilderness Campaign has arrived in San Diego County!  The California Desert and Mountain Heritage Act – Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack’s 200,000 acre legislation in Riverside County – has been very successful so far.  Now we are ready to work for wilderness in San Diego County!  Please join representatives from the California Wilderness Coalition, The Wilderness Society, California Wild Heritage Campaign, and the Sierra Club at a gathering to organize & discuss our efforts to promote wilderness designations in San Diego County.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow wilderness lovers in the San Diego County region – and the beer garden setting can’t be beat!  We’ll be sitting on the grass and boulders in the warm summer evening.  Fun!  See some photos.


Rep. Darrell Issa has indicated that he is likely to support wilderness in San Diego County.  The Congressman has seen the great work we’ve been doing in Riverside County, and is inspired!  Congressman Issa’s district includes the northern edge of San Diego County, and encompasses the southern portions of Cutca Valley (Agua Tibia) and Beauty Mountain proposed wilderness areas.  Here’s the 49th Congressional District map (pdf).


This is very exciting news indeed!


We will need to make sure he is thanked appropriately and encouraged to protect our area’s last remaining wild places.


We hope you can join us in Escondido for this important meeting and brainstorming session – in the beer garden!


July 31, 2008, Thursday

6:30 PM

Stone Brewing Company:

1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029

(Click the link below for a map)

(6:30 – 7:30: organizing, beer & hours d’oeurves on the grass
7:30: dinner in the dining area, on your own)


RSVP to The Wilderness Society’s Sam Goldman at sam_goldman@tws.org.


Thanks!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Geoffrey Smith, San Diego, Wilderness4All
Pam Nelson, Oak Grove


Statewide Campaign contact:

Samuel Goldman
California Wilderness Coordinator
The Wilderness Society
655 Montgomery St.
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94111

415-398-1111 (o)
415-398-1420 (f)
202-744-3809 (c)