Building on the success of the initial Enhance La Jolla Day last year, the second one has been scheduled for Saturday, April 23, announced Ed Witt, Chair of Enhance La Jolla, which manages the Maintenance Assessment District dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the Village of La Jolla. “We’re excited that this year’s event will take place in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, that is re-opening in April after an extensive renovation that doubles its size and quadruples its galleries,” said Witt. “The museum is an essential component in creating a vibrant community for both San Diegans and tourists.”
The event, scheduled from 9-11 am, will feature a family-friendly art project organized by museum staff, a milkweed plant give-away to promote Butterfly population in the village, an Urban Corps worker demonstration of their eco-friendly equipment, music provided by Ron Jones and the La Jolla Town Council, and the opportunity to talk with San Diego District 1 City Councilmember Joe LaCava and leaders of many community organizations.
“Enhance La Jolla Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the positive change that Enhance La Jolla has made in the Village,” said Councilmember Joe LaCava. “Their proactive solutions combined with ongoing maintenance is achieving and exceeding the goals we set; a great example of the community coming together for our common good. I look forward to joining the festivities.”
Nissho of California, which provides landscaping services to Enhance La Jolla, will give away milkweed plants (while supplies last) that are important in enabling a habitat for Monarch butterflies, as well as local bees, birds and other pollinators. Nissho has already planted milkweed in several locations in the village. The event will also feature Urban Corps workers, who are responsible for powering washing the sidewalks, additional trash collection, graffiti control and litter abatement. They will demonstrate the special eco-friendly equipment that they use.
Participating organizations include La Jolla Community Foundation, La Jolla Village Merchants Association, City of San Diego District 1, La Jolla Town Council, La Jolla Community Planning Association, La Jolla Shores Association, Rotary Club of La Jolla, Village Garden Club of La Jolla, The National League of Young Men, Urban Corps, and Nissho of California. If your organization would also like to participate, please contact Mary Montgomery, [email protected].