The California Natural Resources Agency awarded a $285,140 River Parkways Program grant to the San Dieguito River Park JPA to build the Pamo Valley segment of the Coast to Crest Trail. The funds will pay for materials, supplies, subcontractors, and other construction-related costs to build the 3-mile long segment of Coast to Crest Trail in Pamo Valley near Ramona. The JPA thanks its partners: the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, City of San Diego Public Utilities Department (land owner), and REI, for helping secure this important milestone! The trail through Pamo Valley will link two existing Forest Service trails to add 12 more miles to the Coast to Crest Trail. Construction will be done by River Park Rangers and volunteers as well as work crews from California Conservation Corps and Urban Corps. The grant will also fund two trailheads, interpretive signage, and habitat restoration near the trail. Trail construction is expected to begin in Fall 2016.