Friends of Blue Sky

About Friends of Blue Sky Canyon

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 owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Poway. The reserve is operated and managed by 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. 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!


The Board of Directors of Friends of Blue Sky Canyon Reserve

President: Bob Kiang
Vice President: Ida Rigby
Secretary: Paula Shults
Treasurer: Carol Simpson
Directors: Al Torretto, Celeste Larson, Sarah Pellegrino

Become a member of the Friends of Blue Sky Canyon

Submit your photo to be featured
on the front page of the Friends of Blue Sky website

Do you have a photo of your visit to Blue Sky Ecological Reserve that you would like to share? Send it to us at If your submittal is selected, it will be displayed for one month with credit to the photographer.

The rules of submission:

1. Provide your name and city of residence.

2. Identify the place and time in the reserve that the photo was taken.

3. Describe the subject as best you can.

4. List the equipment you used (optional).

5. Submit your digital photo in email attached form only. Low-resolution files (72 dpi) are fine; at least 500 pixels wide.

6. Request that the image be non-clickable if you prefer. (We do not offer copyright protection.)