Another year of efforts in the River Park have proven fruitful. Progress in Pamo Valley continued through the summer sun. The River Park received $25,000 in additional funds from the National Resources Agency to shape the Coast to Crest Trail in Pamo Valley.
An additional 3.3 miles of Coast to Crest Trail was built in Pamo Valley near Ramona, and approximately 90% of the trail was fashioned near 2018’s conclusion.
While exploring this new segment of trail during the wet season, pay attention to the macro. Some may be privileged with the sighting of a rare Arroyo Toad, one of the many species the River Park is working hard to protect.
The Pamo Valley segment of the Coast to Crest Trail opened for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians on January 26, 2019.
SAN DIEGUITO LAGOON
The Coastal Ranger Station is closer to construction! The station is in the San Dieguito Lagoon Staging Area and will be equipped with a nursery, garage, and fleet parking. The maritime element of San Dieguito River Park will have a facility to allocate resources for coastal environmental preservation and protection. Build progression improved when the station was re-designed to align with the SDRP budget, in addition to a generous $10,000 donation from Jeff Barnouw.
San Dieguito River Park Founders Tribute project, funded by the County of San Diego Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, was completed, consisting of the video “Creating Legacy: the Founding of the San Dieguito River Park” and sculpture placed adjacent to the Coast to Crest Trail. A video debut and art unveiling ceremony was held on September 20, 2018, at the new Del Mar Town Hall.