PBTC Weed Abatement Efforts

As the City of San Diego falls behind on weed abatement, our all-volunteer PBTC 501(c)(3) is stepping up to get it done ourselves. Many of PB’s traffic medians have become severely overgrown with weeds, and PBTC is taking the lead with help from community volunteers to make a difference. Recent projects include medians along Garnet Avenue at the intersection of Soledad Mountain Road near Rose Creek, the Garnet Avenue/Balboa split, and Mission Bay Drive near the I-5 south ramp. It looks so much better now!

Would you please consider donating to help defray the cost of equipment and supplies? (Donations are tax-deductible.)

Next Weed Abatement Event:
Saturday, September 26, 7:00 am

Our next project is the Pacific Beach portion of Soledad Mountain Road, where weeds are rampant on the medians and sidewalks. Our PBTC volunteer table will be at the corner of Soledad Mountain Road and Beryl Street, where volunteers can pick up tools and supplies. Please bring this waiver to the event (waivers will also be available at the sign-up table).

To volunteer, please sign up here:

We recommend volunteers bring gardening gloves, sunscreen, visors or hats, and drinking water. Masks are mandatory when working near other people. We will have tools, but if you can bring brooms, dustpans, and loppers from home, this would ensure that we have enough tools for everyone.

Questions? Please call Ron Walker at (619) 977-4055.

Shown below are PBTC board members Brian White, Susan Crowers, Ron Walker, and Charlie Nieto getting after those weeds. There’s a LOT more to do, so please volunteer for our weed removal task force!


Below are some before-and-after photos of PBTC weed abatement efforts. What a difference! But the job is far from done, so we hope you’ll volunteer to help.