Poop du jour! Fiesta Island Cleanup on Feb. 20

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Join your fellow FIDO supporters at Fiesta Island on Saturday, Feb. 20 between 9:30 and 11 a.m. for one of our periodic cleanups.

Keeping the island clean is important in our fight to keep Fiesta Island leash-free forever. It also helps keep feces and trash out of the ocean, and keeps it a great walk area for dogs and their families.

Clean is contagious – it sends a signal to others to ALWAYS pick up after their dogs.

Bring your own scooper, or we provide rubber gloves and single-use bags. Your dogs are welcome too. Invite others! Guilt your fellow Fiesta Island lovers into helping too.

If poop pickup isn’t your thing, you can also help get other volunteers to sign in when they arrive, or pitch in on other jobs. We can use your help any time between 9 a.m. when we start to set up, till 11 a.m. when we take our tables down. If you need more info, email info@fidosd.org.

See you there!

Thanks for helping us save Fiesta Island

Woooo-weeee! We just ended our November T-shirt sale, and thanks to all of you, FIDO raised $2,643 — we sold 222 T-shirts, and collected $210 in extra donations.

If you’re kicking yourself for missing the opportunity to buy a shirt, FIDO purchased some extras and will be selling them at Fiesta Island at our next cleanup – see you there.

Again, thanks to everyone who bought a shirt or made a donation, or both. We’ll use the money to continue our efforts to keep the off-leash dog-and-people exercise area on Fiesta Island from being developed by the city.

Upcoming Cleanup, October 3, 2015

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at our next clean-up event? If you can volunteer to help set-up (come at 9am to help set-up) or stay until 11:15am (to help wrap-up) … and/or sign-up new members during the event instead of helping clean-up for the entire event, reply to this email and let us know!

COME from 9:30 – 11am to help clean-up

Invite others! Bring friends! Bring your own picker-uppers. We will have single-use gloves and bags. Dogs are welcome as long as they can help you while you pick-up! :)

Report Problems

For all non-emergencies use the park hotline: 858-581-7602.

If you see:

** people with too many dogs (more than 6 dogs/person)

** people not picking up their dog’s poop

If you carry your cell phone, add the hotline number to your phone book so you have it with you. FIDO is working very hard to keep our area clean and safe,- we don’t want a few people making all of us look bad!

For EMERGENCIES: Call 911

FIDO is a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation run by volunteers dedicated to protecting and improving the fenced off-leash dog park on Fiesta Island.

See You at Doggie Street Festival on Aug. 22

Going to this year’s Doggie Street Festival? It’s coming up on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Liberty Station from 9 to 4.

Stop by our FIDO booth and say hi – or if you can volunteer for an hour or two, email us at info@FIDOSD.org.
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The festival will feature music, plenty of booths with cool pet products, good food, lots of fun – and of course your (friendly) dog is welcome. Entry is free — bring a blanket to sit on the grass with your pup and enjoy the scene.

Doggie Street Festival was founded by a San Diego-based indie filmmaker, Jude Artenstein, as “an adoption event bringing together the rescue community with adoptable dogs & cats, a platform to increase adoption and educate on spay/neuter options, alongside veterinarians, pet professionals, trainers, health and nutrition experts to provide information and improved care – all wrapped in a festive public celebration for our deserving companion animals.”

See you there!

Eat at Sammy’s Pizza and Support FIDO!

Help support Fido by eating at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill any time on Thursday July 23rd, 2015. Just bring a printout of this flyer to give to your server and FIDO will receive 20% of your bill!Sammys NIght Flyer

 

Join us for a Beach Cleanup

Sunday, June 28 – 9:30am – 11am
Please join us for a volunteer clean-up of our fenced off-leash area.

FIDO sponsors three clean-ups each year with assistance from I Love a Clean San Diego. This is a key program for our ongoing stewardship, and is, unfortunately, always needed. Bring your own gloves and picker-uppers if you have them. Dogs are welcome.

And while you’re there, get ready for the upcoming single-use plastic bag ban! We have new reusable bags with the FIDO logo available for a $2 donation and a $20 donations gets you a FIDO t-shirt.

Come Support FIDO by Eating at CPK

Help support Fido by eating a California Pizza Kitchen any time on Thursday March 12, 2015. Just bring a printout of this flyer to give to your server and FIDO will receive 20% of your bill!

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Come Join Fido for a Beach Cleanup

Saturday, February 21 – 9:30am – 11am

Please join us for this year’s first volunteer clean-up of our fenced off-leash area.

FIDO sponsors three clean-ups each year with assistance from I Love a Clean San Diego. This is a key program for our ongoing stewardship, and is, unfortunately, always needed. Bring your own gloves and picker-uppers if you have them. Dogs are welcome.

And while you’re there, get ready for the upcoming single-use plastic bag ban! We have new reusable bags with the FIDO logo available for a $2 donation and a $20 donations gets you a FIDO t-shirt.

Think Blue at the Dog Park

Think Blue San Diego and I Love A Clean San Diego remind you to Scoop The Poop! San Diego’s 600,000 dogs leave behind an estimated 136 million pounds of poop annually. Pet waste is a leading source of water pollution, and it contains bacteria, viruses and nutrients that can make people sick and harm our environment.

TB and ILACSD will be at Fiesta Island once/month through June to spread the word about the importance of scooping the poop and to pass out free pet waste baggies. Come visit their table and take the pledge to Scoop The Poop and keep San Diego clean and healthy for years to come!

Look for them on the following dates/times:

  • Saturday, Feb 7th from 9am – Noon
  • Sunday, March 22nd from 1-4pm
  • Friday, April 10th from 4-7pm
  • Saturday, May 16th from 1-4pm
  • Sunday, June 21 from 9am – noon

Beach Advisories from San Diego Coast Keeper

Ever wondered about the safety of San Diego’s ocean water? Water contamination happens from time to time. For example, today there are warnings about the contamination from the Tijuana River from Seacost Dr. to the border in Imperial Beach, and from the seals at La Jolla Children’s Pool.
They maintain an updated map that shows which coastal areas have healthy water and which are contaminated.