San Dieguito River Park Accomplishments in 1999


        Adopted a 20-year Fiscal Plan to target a permanent endowment fund for the River Park.

        Relocated River Park offices to JPA-owned property in Poway with $20,000 annual rent savings to go to endowment fund.

        Received Governorís Historic Preservation Award for the Piedras Pintadas Cultural Resource Management Program.

        Matched $90,000 in grant funds with $90,000 from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy to assist the State Wildlife Conservation Board to complete acquisition of land in Boden Canyon.

        Secured $50,000 funding for preparation of a joint agency Management Plan for Boden Canyon.

        Received $3 million grant funding to design and construct a bicycle/pedestrian bridge across Lake Hodges.

        Received $62,000 grant from State Parks for the Mule Hill Trail.

        Received $10,000 grant from County for Trail Run and Youth projects.

        Received $212,000 from the City of San Diego for Sikes Adobe restoration planning.

        Received $772,000 from SCE for San Dieguito Lagoon Wetland Restoration project EIR/EIS.

        Received a $5,000 fee waiver from the City of Poway for processing permits for the River Park office.

        Held a California Trails Day event with volunteers to regrade the Highland Valley Staging Area and add improvements including gravel surface, fencing, childrenís seating area, plantings and a kiosk.

        Completed and dedicated the Ruth Merrill Childrenís Interpretive Walk, and prepared self-guided brochures.

        26-acre Partners for Wildlife Habitat restoration project completed.

        1,081 acres of land purchased on Volcan Mountain by California Department of Fish and Game.

        1,231 acres of land purchased in Boden Canyon by California Department of Fish and Game.

        59 acres of land in the San Dieguito Lagoon purchased by the City of San Diego.