The San Dieguito River Park JPA has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate potential environmental effects associated with 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 Draft EIR is available for a 45-day public review and comment period from March 9, 2017 to April 24, 2017. A public comment meeting will also be held on Tuesday, April 4, from 6-8pm at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the public to ask questions regarding the project and EIR. More information can be found here.
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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.