Paradise Creek – California’s Golden Coast (102)

Join Huell as he visits Paradise Creek Educational Park. Paradise Creek is an urban salt marsh creek that connects San Diego Bay to the watershed of the surrounding mountains and city landscape. It’s home to crabs, egrets, snails and various wetland plants, but in the recent past, was a trash-filled, neglected urban stream threatened by development.

Due to the hard work of a local couple and nearby schoolchildren, an education park was created in 1999 on a half-mile stretch of Paradise Creek which has been returned to its natural state. Focused on a tidal creek habitat, walkways, picnic areas and observation stations combine with environmental education programs to form an inspiring outdoor classroom.