San Dieguito River Park Accomplishments in 2008
- $24,750 was awarded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to remove invasive plants and restore three ponds on River Park property in Santa Ysabel. Grant Application by SDRVC.
- $50,000 was awarded by Northrup Grumman to help rebuild the Green River Valley Bridge on the Piedras Pintadas trail at Lake Hodges. Grant application by SDRVC.
- $48,000 was awarded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service for habitat restoration at Cloverdale Creek.
- $56,250 was awarded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service to restore 47 acres of non-native grasslands to coastal sage and cactus scrub in San Pasqual Valley. Grant application by SDRVC.
- $123,750 was awarded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service to remove eucalyptus below the Lake Hodges Dam and replant with native sycamores, cottonwoods and riparian vegetation. Grant application by SDRVC.
- $142,500 was awarded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service for arundo removal in San Pasqual Valley. Grant application by SDRVC.
- $54,800 was awarded by the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program to supplement the previous four projects funded by the NRCS. Grant Application by SDRVC.
- $186,000 was awarded through the San Diego Foundation Fire Recovery fund to restore critical habitat (cactus wren and gnatcatcher) in burn areas.
- $6,500 was donated by a Trails Committee member to finish fencing on the Coast to Crest Trail segment west of I-5 and to purchase hats for trail volunteers.
- $5,000 worth of volunteer labor and materials to apply preservatives to the Grand Avenue Bridge was donated by the Del Mar Rotary Club.
- $4,450 was donated by REI for trail reconstruction at Lake Hodges. Grant application by SDRVC.
- A used SUV worth approximately $10,000 was donated to the River Park.
- $15,000 was donated by the SDRVC to purchase and install fencing, a solar-timed gate and grading for the Sikes staging area.
- $15,000 was donated by a SDRVC member as a match for other contributors to fund a Coast to Crest Trail segment in the Wetlands Restoration Project.
- $342,000 awarded by SANDAG (Transnet EMP) for natural habitat fire recovery, invasive species removal and access management.
- $20,000 worth of labor, equipment and materials contributed by the San Diego Mountain Bike Association and Geogrid to construct a segment of the Del Dios Gorge Trail.
- $20,000 worth of labor, and equipment was donated by the Del Mar Rotary and 22 nd Agricultural district to extend the Boardwalk Trail to I-5.
- $15,000 was produced by The “Donate a Plank” fundraising program initiated by the Del Mar Rotary and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy for construction of trails and interpretive signs in the Wetlands Restoration area.
- $332,362 was received for first year costs and endowment to manage 90 acres of mitigation property on the Fenton Ranch in the San Pasqual Valley.
- $60,000 was awarded to the River Park by Sempra to begin planning for a Wetland Restoration Interpretive Center.
San Dieguito Lagoon Wetland Restoration Project
- Project grading reached 80% of completion and 75 acres of new tidal wetlands on the east side of I-5 were opened to tidal flow.
- Grading of wetland treatment ponds and associated trail segment on northeast side of project completed.
- “Plants of San Dieguito River Valley” brochure produced and printed. (SDRVC).
- Sunrise Powerlink alignment modified to avoid habitat impacts in FPA
- A Needs Assessment study was completed to compare funding of similar agencies and evaluate options to increase River Park funding.
- An internally managed endowment fund was established.
- The 30+ miles of constructed River Park trails were added to the Thomas Guide San Diego County Street Guide book.
- The 5.74 acre Sikes Adobe site was acquired through a $170,000 grant obtained through the office of County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price.
- A 32.6 acre high value habitat property was donated by Maderas Westridge. Estimated value of $815,000 based on $25,000/acre of comparables.
- Contract was awarded for habitat restoration at the Cloverdale Creek Project.
- The San Dieguito River North Bank Revegetation Project was completed by SDRVC.
- The 1200-foot boardwalk trail constructed on the north bank of the San Dieguito River east of Jimmy Durante was extended to ¾ mile with a dirt trail to I-5 including two bridges over drainages on the east and west sides of the I-5 bridge. The Del Mar Rotary and 22 nd District Agricultural Association provided labor, equipment and supplies to install the trail saving approximately $20,000 for the River Park.
- Lake Hodges Bridge north abutment and two piers in lake completed with superstructure under construction.
- contract awarded to construct 700 feet of the Del Dios Gorge Trail.
- First solar-powered automatic gate installed for staging area control at Sikes Adobe site.
- $46,000 contract awarded to reconstruct the Santa Maria Cantilever Bridge (FEMA).
- $93,600 contracts awarded to fabricate and install the Green Valley Creek Bridge replacement (FEMA).
- $154,000 contract awarded to reconstruct eight trail bridges in the Santa Fe Valley and Highland Valley (FEMA).
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