San Dieguito River Park Accomplishments in 2009
- $440,000 secured from SANDAG for grading, landscaping and water quality monitoring of San Dieguito Lagoon wetland treatment ponds.
- $400,000 private donation was received for the Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge.
- $350,257 received from the U.S. Navy for purchase of 8.9 acres of mitigation rights on the Sycamore Westridge property.
- $350,000 granted by the California Resource Agency from the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program for the West Bernardo Bike Path Cantilever Project.
- $1,425,000 granted by SANDAG Bicycle Transportation Program for the West Bernardo Bike Path Cantilever Project.
- $267,350 granted by SANDAG Transnet EMP for treatment and monitoring of pepperweed and equipment. (SDRVC)
- $12,000 granted by the San Diego County Community Enhancement Fund for Sikes Adobe period furnishings.
- $9,600 was received from the Think Blue program for interpretive signage and pet waste bags and dispensers. (SDRVC)
- $5,000 donated by the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley for Grand Avenue Bridge Overlook interpretive signs.
- $2,000 private donation was received for trail maintenance tools
- $2,500 private donations received for I-5 San Dieguito Lagoon Signs
- $1,063 private donation for purchase of an “Iron Ranger”
- $1,000 general donation from Wardell Builders, Inc. of Solana Beach
- $800 worth of books, DVDs, online resources and annotated bibliographies known as the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services/American Association of State and Local History for the Sikes Adobe.
- Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge was completed and received awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies, American Public Works Association, the Pre-stressed Concrete Institute, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Roads and Bridges Magazine, North County Times Roses/Raspberries Program, the national Best of the Best Awards of McGraw-Hill’s Engineering News-Record magazine and an Orchid nomination in the Orchids and Onions program.
San Dieguito Lagoon Wetland Restoration Project
- Project grading reached 100% of completion and wetland plants were established on all high salt marsh areas.
- Grading of wetland treatment ponds and associated trail segment completed.
- Grand Avenue Bridge/Overlook completed and opened to public on April 7, 2009.
- 1.4 mile trail segment from I-5 to San Andreas Drive completed and opened to public.
- A weed management plan was approved by Coastal Commission and implementation initiated.
- The San Dieguito River Park initiated full time ranger patrols, maintenance and public outreach in the lagoon project area with an annual cost of $205,685 funded under an agreement with Southern California Edison.
- San Dieguito Lagoon Center conceptual plan completed.
- Sandag /Caltrans agreement adopted for additional San Dieguito Lagoon restoration.
- A no-smoking policy was adopted for trails, natural habitat areas, and River Park facilities.
- Processing and permitting completed for the Heritage Trail connection linking the San Dieguito River Park Coast to Crest Trail and the City of Poway Trail system.
- Environmental processing completed for the San Dieguito Watershed Invasive Species Control Program.
- A donation acceptance and recognition policy was adopted to encourage and recognize the support of donors in ways consistent with River Park goals and objectives.
- Coastal Development Permit received for a pedestrian loop trail south of Via De La Valle overlooking newly established tidal basin.
- A 32.64 acre parcel (Sycamore Westridge) with high quality habitat was donated by the Sunroad Corporation.
- The Cloverdale Creek Restoration Project was completed.
- The Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge was opened to the public on 5/15/09.
- Solar powered gates installed at five staging areas and the Lake Hodges Bridge.
- 2-mile segment of the Del Dios trail from the Santa Fe Valley staging area to the Lake Hodges Dam completed, establishing a 25-mile continuous segment of the Coast-to-Crest Trail.
- Construction of West Bernardo Bike Path & Cantilever project initiated.
- Ten bridge reconstruction projects completed and all trails reopened to public.
- Reconstruction of the Sikes Adobe initiated.
- Reconstruction of the River Park Office initiated
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