Landscaping for Watershed Protection Panel – Rancho San Diego

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM


Rancho San Diego Library 11555 Via Rancho San Diego El Cajon, CA 92019

Cost $0.00


When managed poorly, storm water run-off can erode and wash away topsoil, and can pollute our waterways with sediment, chemicals, and nutrients. Join us at the Rancho San Diego Library to learn how to combat these concerns. Our panel of experts will discuss their involvement in creating a win-win outcome developing County of San Diego’s watershed protection and composting demonstration site at Ramona’s International Equestrian Center.


  • Sarah Van Horn, Solana Center’s Education & Outreach specialist, will serve as the panel moderator. She has a BS in Environmental Systems from UCSD, and spend several years educating the public on watershed health at Los Peñasquitos Canyon County Preserve.
  • Lisa Everett, Equestrian Manager at San Diego Country Estates, joined the International Equestrian Center in April 2023.
  • Craig Kolodge, Ph.D., is the former academic advisor, field plant pathologist and county director for the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in Santa Clara County. He  currently serves as the Business Development and Sustainability Manager for San Pasqual Valley Soils. Craig is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and expert in the use of compost-based Sustainable Management Practices (SMPs) for storm water management and industrial pollution management (Trainer of Record for Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner – QISP statewide program). 

Strategies Discussed

  • Mid-scale windrow composting
  • Compost, compost socks, and compost blankets
  • Water catchment basins and rock interrupters
  • Native plantings

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