We San Diegans are so fortunate to have Mission Trails Regional Park as our "backyard." It's a delectable destination for hikers, bicyclists, families, rock climbers and lovers. My husband and I have had many romantic picnics on a little blanket laid out alongside the San Diego River in the shade of some old oak trees.
Imagine our utter disbelief this past March when we learned that Cogentrix of North Carolina wants to rezone adjoining property from "Open Space" to "Heavy Industrial" to build a power plant right next to Mission Trails. This project follows on the heels of SDG&E's attempts to stick San Diego taxpayers with THEIR bill for causing the 2007 wildfires. Anybody who loves our "backyard" needs to step up, say enough is enough, and help protect Mission Trails for future generations.
I am sharing this series of photographs with you to remind you how much we need this special place to stay just the way it is. To become involved in saving Mission Trails from unscrupulous fossil-fuel carpet-baggers, go to Save Mission Trails.