The San Dieguito River Park JPA will be considering approval of a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the San Dieguito Lagoon W-19 Restoration Project (proposed project). The proposed restoration project would supplement recent restoration efforts within the San Dieguito Lagoon by establishing wetland habitat within a specific portion of the lagoon system, referred to as W‑19. The proposed project would encompass approximately 141 acres of land adjacent to the San Dieguito River south of Via de la Valle and west of El Camino Real.
The W-19 Final EIR and Responses to Comments received on the Draft EIR, Findings, and a Statement of Overriding Considerations are scheduled for consideration by the JPA Board at their meeting on November 16, 2018, 11 a.m., at the Del Mar Town Hall, 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014.
The proposed project is identified as a mitigation opportunity within the I-5 North Coast Corridor Public Works Plan/Transportation and Resource Enhancement Program (PWP/TREP), which describes transit, environmental, and coastal access improvements along the I‑5 North Coast Corridor over the next 30 years. Specifically, the PWP/TREP considers the San Dieguito W‑19 Restoration Project as a mitigation opportunity for the establishment of 47.3 acres of coastal wetland and 9.6 acres of upland habitat, as well as the restoration of 19.8 additional acres of upland. The project is also identified as mitigation for the El Camino Real Bridge Replacement Project Recirculated EIR (SCH No. 1999071104), requiring the establishment of approximately 15 acres of brackish wetlands and 3 acres of riparian habitat, as well as enhancement of 2 acres of riparian habitat.