Diane Coombs, founder of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s Watershed Explorers Program, was recently honored at the North County Philanthropy Council’s 2017 30th Anniversary Volunteer Awards Luncheon at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Diane has been a long-time supporter of the Conservancy. Her knowledge and experience continue to enhance the Watershed Explorers Program. She also trains and recruits other volunteers. She shared, “I grew up on a farm, outside, in nature. I share my love for nature with youth, our future stewards, teaching them that nature restores our souls and keeps us healthy. Nature puts things in perspective – you realize that you’re a small part of a great creation.”


Presented by Tri-City Medical Center, this year’s luncheon recognized 85 outstanding volunteers from 81 of the Council’s member organizations.