San Dieguito River Park Accomplishments in 2000


        Received a 1.2 acre parcel of land on the west side of Camino Del Real as part of the legal settlement with the San Dieguito Partnership.

        Granted $59,400 from the City of Escondido for construction of the Mule Hill Trail.

        Granted $47,700 for Mule Hill Trail construction and an annual $5,000 contribution to the Trail Run as conditions of approval for the Lake Hodges Golf Improvement Center.

        The River Parkís Painted Rocks Book describing the Kumeyaay culture was selected by the San Diego School District to be provided to all City of San Diego third graders as part of a new native American history curriculum.

        A $10,000 grant was awarded to the River Park by County for for trail maps and signs for the Mule Hill/San Pasqual Trail.

        A $10,000 grant was awarded to the River Park by County for Trail Run and youth projects.

        The JPA member agencies agreed to begin funding an endowment for the River Park with annual contributions of $71,427.The Association of Environmental Professionals also contributed $2,500 to the endowment fund along with $820 of private contributions.

        Received grants of $1.3 million for San Dieguito Lagoon trail construction and $175,000 for expansion of the Santa Maria Creek bridge for the Mule Hill/San Pasqual Trail.

        Received $350,000 from the California Arts Council for the Sikes Adobe restoration.

        Received $14,000 reimbursement for well drilling at the River Park office from a golf course developer in Poway.

        The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy purchased 200 acres of habitat property north of Lake Sutherland using funding provided by private donations.

        84 acres of land on Volcan Mountain purchased by County.

        3,562 acres of Santa Ysabel Valley acquired by County.

        627 acres of Santa Fe Valley acquired by County.

        Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted for the Mule Hill/Pasqual Valley Trail project.

        EIR/EIS and River Park Master Plan for the San Dieguito Lagoon Wetland Restoration Project adopted and certified.