Rose Creek — my local watershed

Rose Creek Salt Marsh and Estuary looking north towards Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach.

The Rose Creek Watershed drains a 23,427-acre or 36-square mile area  into Mission Bay. The main natural features that make up this watershed include Rose and San Clemente Canyons and their tributary canyons, including Stevenson and Lakehurst Canyons. Technically a “sub”watershed”, the Rose Creek Watershed is part of the larger Penasquitos Hydrologic Unit  . This is one of twelve hydrologic units in San Diego County 

As one of the founders of the Friends of Rose Creek, I participate in creek cleanups, perform habitat restoration, attend government meetings, read Environmental Impact Reports, and otherwise advocate for the lower section of Rose Creek from the southern end of Marian Bear Park to Mission Bay Park.

For more information on lower Rose Creek, visit the Friends of Rose Creek website. For more information on the entire watershed, visit the Rose Creek Watershed Alliance website.