The Del Dios Habitat Protection League (DDHPL) is a group of local volunteers who are dedicated to restoring and protecting the native riparian habitat and Oak Woodlands of Lake Hodges Watershed. 

Learn More about who we are and what we do, along with current projects, events and news.

View down Lake Drive, coming in from Via Rancho Pkwy.


GSOB Hands on Training June 21, 6:30 PM

Learn from Ricardo Aguilar, Certified Arborist, Aguilar Plant Care about the life cycle of the borers attacking our trees and what can be done to keep our oaks healthy. 

Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming work party dates. these will resume with the fall rains.


GSOB AdHoc committee meeting June 26

Join us for further discussions about how our community can work together to keep our oaks healthy now that we have a deadly beetle in the mix.

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It's that time of year! Smother those chills with a nice cozy fire - but avoid burning oak. Bringing oak firewood into Del Dios can also bring in the GSOB beetle. Even wood that sits unused for only a few days is a threat to our oak tree population. Learn more about the beetle and containment here. 

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Firewood Update

With the majority of eucalyptus removed, firewood production has slowed dramatically.

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