Friends of Blue Sky

How You Can Help

Become a Friend of Blue Sky

Dear Friend:

Friends of Blue Sky Canyon is a nonprofit public benefit corporation which was founded by an informal citizens’ group to preserve and protect Blue Sky Ecological Reserve in Poway. The reserve is jointly owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Poway.

Friends promotes educational and interpretive activities at the Reserve, providing funding for the purchase of items needed for docent and public education, such as binoculars, library books, videos, slide projectors, taxidermy display animals and science displays. We assist in funding continuing education of the docents and volunteers, and host an annual retreat for those same docents and volunteers. We are also involved in habitat restoration, such as planting native oaks.

Your membership will help us to teach the people who visit the Reserve about the wonders of nature. We hope that what they learn will lead them on the path to understanding, love, and conservation of the world around them. Please join us by downloading the membership application:

Friends of Blue Sky Canyon brochure

You may also help by shopping at AmazonSmile and eScrip (see below).

Thank you!
The Board of Directors of Friends of Blue Sky Canyon

For in the end, we will conserve
only what we love,
We will love only what we understand,
And we will understand only what we are taught.

                                             Baba Dioum

Support the Friends of
Blue Sky Canyon

Paypal donations

Donate today via Paypal

Shop at Amazon and benefit Friends of Blue Sky Canyon

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to, as opposed to

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.  Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. This donation does not affect your purchase price.

In the search box for charitable organization, type Friends of Blue Sky Canyon as your selection, and you are done.

Start your shopping with, and you'll see your selected charity in the upper left hand corner. 

Friends Of Blue Sky Canyon

escrip fundraising

Help the Friends of Blue Sky Canyon
earn money by supporting
eScrip Dining for Dollars

Local eScrip merchants will contribute up to 8%* of the purchases you make to Friends of Blue Sky Canyon! There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you – and every purchase counts.

Sign up online. It’s quick and easy:
1. Go to
2. Click on “sign-up.”
3. Follow the instructions.

Group Name: Friends of Blue Sky Canyon
Group ID: 500001070

Check for participating merchant locations.

*Certain merchants may have specific “group type” requirements in order to qualify for contributions. Visit and click on “At the Store” for specific merchant
details. eScrip is unique – there is no cost to you!

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