The Vista Conservancy Newsletter

Summer 2017 Update


The board has been busy over the past several months and it's time for a summer update on the Vista Conservancy.


But first mark your calendars! I LOVE A CLEAN SAN DIEGO is hosting a trail cleanup on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00am to noon.  North County Lifeline in Vista will be spearheading the clean up that day. Volunteers will meet at 981 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista parking lot.  Sign up through I love a Clean San Diego & be a volunteer!


During Memorial Day Weekend the Conservancy hosted a booth at the Vista Strawberry Festival selling strawberry lemonade and popcorn.  I want to thank all the board members and their families, especially Bob Baker for not only suggesting the idea but also making it a success! He arrived at 4:30am to set up the booth. We sold over 300 cups of strawberry lemonade, handed out brochures to many interested attendees and signed up several new members. See you next year at the festival!


Our July 27th meeting held at Coldwell Banker in downtown Vista Village was quite informative. John Conley from the City of Vista reviewed the Monarch Buena Vista Development, a proposed 179 unit condominium & apartment project at 751 East Vista Way, previous site of the Sycamore Creek Mobile Home Park. We’ve held several meetings with both the city & developer regarding the proposed 2,000 foot trail extension thru the project. As a board, we are very happy with the design elements of the trail as it passes through the site.   


Thank you AGAIN North Coast Church! Your 40+ volunteers made our semiannual creek clean up a huge success! Debris from the creek & clearing of evasive vegetation filled four 400 yard roll offs! Several members also painted over graffiti. Thank you EDCO for providing the

roll offs and Operation Hope for refreshments!


The City of Vista has extended the trail from the Moonlight Amphitheater to Vale Terrace Drive with grant funds.  Now we truly can walk along a scenic trail from the Alta Vista Gardens and Moonlight Amphitheater to the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and Wildwood Park.  We invite you to take a stroll along the creek and enjoy the canopy of oaks. Life is good!


Steve Gronke, President    760-310-3808


Board of Directors

Bob Baker

Michael Carroll

Brooks Cavanaugh

Stephanie Cavanaugh

Aaron Davila

Kimberly  Finlan

Steve Gronke

David Lowen

Jorge Vaca



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