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The biggest wind storm in the last 15 years hit San Elijo Hills last night. Winds gusting 40-50 MPH whipped through The Hills from 3:00 PM Sunday till early Monday Morning.
A transformer fire was reported near Double Peak School site on Attebury Drive, the San Marcos Fire Department quickly responded at 10:45 PM Sunday.
A swift water rescue was performed for three teens in Elfin Forest area
Shared neighborhood fences blew down in San Elijo Hills. Power was out in parts of Elfin Forest and Questhaven.
What did you experience?
Three teens driving around Elfin Forest found themselves in a dangerous situation Sunday when the truck they were driving was swept away by the strong current of a creek.
“We just kind of floated down river, like just kind of took us down and we kind of flipped over,” Ben Ripley and Ricky Heidt told NBC 7. “Our friend drove through that this morning and he thought he could make it a little after and we just took off and lost control of the water, flipping back and forth, on top of each other the car hit something.”
The teens had decided to drive through the creek for fun. The incident happened around 6:44 p.m. in the Elfin Forest. The rescue was complicated because of the tall trees around where the truck had gone in.
An important fundraiser is taking place this fall (Sunday, October 25) at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. The “Keeping’ it Rural 5K/10K hike and trail run will take place in the upper part of the reserve (with the blessing of OMWD, TECC, EFHG Fire and RSF Fire). It is the first of many fundraising efforts we will be embarking on in order to put up a good fight against things that threaten the rural environment we cherish. I’ve included the details of the event below:
Here’s where we would love to have community support:
a) REGISTER FOR THE EVENT: we want as many residents of the Harmony Grove, Elfin Forest, Eden Valley and surrounding communities (and their families) to participate in either the 5K hike/run or the 10K run. It will be early in the morning so hopefully pretty cool and quite scenic. So click HERE to sign up for the event (or copy and paste this into your browser: https://www.runreg.com/the-elfin-forest-keeping-it-rural-5k10kletskeepitruralcom)
b) VOLUNTEER TO HELP: we ALSO need about 20-25 volunteers (water, registration, timing, direction, bag stuffing and other areas). Please let us know if you are willing and able to help. Anyone with EMT or CPR or first aid background would be appreciated as well.
c) SPONSORSHIP SOLICITATION: if you know of any companies that would like to be associated with the “Keepin’ it Rural” event, please reach out to them and see if you can get donations of cash, items, services. Sponsorships are crucial to making these events able to raise more funds than the entry fees.
Here are the pertinent details:
SCHEDULE: Registration starts: 6:45am | 10k Race Kickoff: 7:45am | 5K Race Kickoff: 8am
5K PRICING: $40 early bird (before 9/25) | $50 regular | $60 day of event. Includes finisher t-shirt and medal.
10K PRICING: $55 early bird | $75 regular | $85 day of
Includes finisher t-shirts as well as age group awards and prizes (SPY sunglasses for age group winners)
FAMILY FRIENDLY: 1K kids fun run, free with adult admission | Bouncy House and/or other kid friendly events.
EXPO/ RACE START: Staging area by the dam on Via Ambiente @ Harmony Grove Road | Beer Garden, expo, product giveaways, raffles and much more
Registration link: https://www.runreg.com/the-elfin-forest-keeping-it-rural-5k10kletskeepitruralcom
Thanks for helping to keep it rural.
JP Theberge and Dave Stainton, Event Co-Directors
and Board Members of the EFHG Town Council
Barking Elf Ranch
Horseback Riding Classes & Camps
“Rocky” Fire in Elfin Forest is contained at 3.5 acres. Quick action on the ground and from water drop helicopters refilling in local reservoirs. The fire started around 2:30 pm. Sunday and started moving quickly in Elfin Forest. The fire started in the area of Elfin Oaks Road and Rocky Road. Smoke was visible from San Elijo Hills.
The fire burned 3.5 acres before crews had it fully contained in an hour and a half later, according to local fire officials. Three structures were threatened by the flames, and several homes were asked to evacuate.
Crews from Cal Fire, Elfin Forest Fire Department, and the San Marcos Fire Department responded with ground and air resources.
We appreciate all the Facebook posts, photos and comments they help us all stay alert and informed.
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Free Talk: The Geology of Elfin Forest, Thursday, May 16th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
With its varied topography of coast, mountains, and desert, the San Diego region, considered one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, boasts a rich variety of amphibians and reptiles – from the arboreal salamander to the green sea turtle to the secretive San Diego banded gecko and the red diamond rattlesnake, many of which are endangered species.
Jeff Lemm, an herpetologist from the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, will talk on identification, habitats, biology, and the conservation status of all 85 amphibian and reptile species found in the San Diego region as well as snakebite safety and conservation.
Pre-registration required by calling Ann Hough at (760) 471 9354 or sending an email to information@escondidocreek.