Park and Recreation - Open Space Canyons and San Diego River Park

Environmental Enhancement - Watershed Enhancement Team (WET)

This is an ongoing volunteer event run by the City of San Diego Open Space Division Rangers. This event was designed for volunteers to address some of the most pressing needs in the San Diego River Park. Locations and tasks will vary from week to week. Activities may include invasive plant & trash removal, watering, trail maintenance, and other special projects to help preserve and enhance the San Diego River Watershed! Looking for long-term volunteers.

Various locations.

Please Note: All volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete all required Better Impact forms and trainings prior to volunteering. Volunteers can expect a physically demanding morning, consisting of long hikes on uneven/steep terrain and heavy lifting in direct sunlight. Project specific tools will be provided, but volunteers are required to bring their own work gloves.


Additional Project Information: Event begins promptly at 9am. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and sun protection (a hat, sunscreen, etc). We recommend bringing at least 32 oz of drinking water.

Led by Senior Park Ranger Tiffany S.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

·       The City of San Diego is requiring all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 1, 2021. 

·       Volunteer candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date in accordance with City policy. “Fully vaccinated” means a person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines must either be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or the World Health Organization.  

·       Volunteer candidates who are selected for a volunteer opportunity will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination. 

·       Volunteers with a disability or medical condition that makes it medically inadvisable for them to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, as verified by their healthcare provider, or those with a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice that prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, may request reasonable accommodation and exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Candidates who receive a conditional job offer and wish to make a request for accommodation will be provided with more information. The City will review requests for medical or religious accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A candidate’s start date may be adjusted to allow for the accommodation process. 

Qualifications Required

  • eLearning Annual Volunteer Training Must be I have completed the annual volunteer training.
  • COVID-19 Safety Protocols Must be Yes
  • Participation Agreement Must be Yes
  • Participation Agreement Short-Term Adult In Person Must be Complete
  • Your Age Group Must be at least 18 and older

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Friday, October 07, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday, October 21, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday, November 04, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday, November 18, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday, December 02, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday, December 16, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday, December 30, 2022 9:00 AM 12:00 PM