Statement of Purpose

“To protect and preserve the habitat, ecosystems, and recreational resources of  Del Mar Mesa through habitat restoration and enhancement, recreational support, stewardship, research, and education. We support educational and recreational activities that foster an appreciation of the natural environment of Del Mar Mesa.”

Nonprofit Community Organization

Friends of Del Mar Mesa is tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Tax ID 46-0899599


A proposed 450,000 square foot office complex threatens Del Mar Mesa Preserve. The project requires a Community and General Plan Amendment that must be approved by San Diego City Council. Friends of Del Mar Mesa opposes the change and the project. For more information: www.protectourpreserves.org


June 24, 2020

"Friends" form The Del Mar Mesa Garden Club

Friends of Del Mar Mesa approved, Del Mar Mesa Garden Club as their project on June 24, 2020.  The goal is to bring the community together through their love for gardening, promote sustainable gardening practices and live in harmony with nature through education. 

We invite you to our monthly meetings every 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm on-line, until covid restrictions are lifted.  DMMGC events are: lectures, plant give away, workshops, private garden visits and field trips.  Annual membership $25/ person. All funds will be used to support garden activities. Propsed community project: To develop a native demonstration and garden and educational space in the Elizabeth Rabbitt park.

January 18, 2018

"Friends" welcomes new Board Member and Treasurer Manish Parikh.

Manish joins the Board as Treasurer, filling the position of retiring Friends Founder Preston Drake. Much thanks to Preston and Angelika who left the Board in November.

November 04, 2017

Fall Trail Fixer 2017

Join us...Vegetation cutback/trimming along lower Del Mar Mesa Drive.

Meet at The Farm at Del Mar Meadows, 5275 Del Mar Mesa Road

April 22, 2017

15th Annual Creek To Bay Clean-Up with Assemblymember Brian Maienschein & I Love A Clean San Diego

Celebrate Earth Day. Help clean up popular trail area leading to Deer Canyon in Del Mar Mesa Preserve. Join Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, I Love A Clean San Diego, and members of the Friends of Del Mar Mesa. 

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Seabreeze Properties, LLC

Del Mar Mesa is a  San Diego Planned Community


Web Design: Lisa Ross Communication

Logo Design Friends of Del Mar Mesa: Angelika  Drake

Logo Design Del Mar Mesa Garden Club:

Nina Meada Etedali