The County introduced new public health measures to further reduce the spread of COVID-19 that affect the San Dieguito River Park’s recreation areas. The guidelines call for the closure of all parking lots at park and recreation facilities by midnight on Friday night, April 3. Lake Hodges and ALL trails around the lake remain closed… Read More »
*** LAKE HODGES AND THE TRAILS SURROUNDING THE LAKE ARE CLOSED PER CITY OF SAN DIEGO MANDATE *** This is a reminder that all City of San Diego reservoirs are closed. Within the San Dieguito River Park, this affects Lake Hodges and Lake Sutherland. We ask that you please respect this closure order. Thank you.
Here we are, 2019, the River Park’s 30th year. If you’ve been following our 30th anniversary blog series this past year you may have noticed that several projects were mentioned repeatedly over the course of a few years. First the project concept may have been approved, or funding received, then in the next year (or… Read More »
PAMO VALLEY 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. Specialized forestry contractor crews, archaeologists, biologists, volunteers, and rangers worked… Read More »
In early 2012, continuation of the Del Dios Gorge Riparian Restoration Project began downstream from the Del Dios Gorge Bridge. In total, approximately 21 acres of extremely dense eucalyptus trees were removed, allowing native riparian vegetation to grow. Plans were underway to develop and construct the Birdwing Open Air Classroom. The classroom provides a facility… Read More »
In the year 2001, the San Dieguito River Park was identified as a State Wildlife Corridor linkage by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. If you go to the California Parks website today, you will see the Coast to Crest Trail is a highlighted corridor on the Southern California map. The San Dieguito River… Read More »
In 1998, the big news in the River Park was the issuance of a Notice of Preparation/Intent to develop the Environmental Impact Statement/Report by the San Dieguito River Park JPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a project called the “San Dieguito Wetland Restoration Project”. I’d say the title possibly sells short what… Read More »
Any student of history can tell you about the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 or the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. Both of these famous land acquisitions were vital to the expansion of the United States as America stretched her borders from coast to coast. But those of us who have lived in San Diego… Read More »