San Dieguito River Park Accomplishments in 2004


        Procured $4,337,000 in state grant funds for property acquisition and projects.

        Received $29,433 grant from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.

        Received $27,000 from the County for operational budget support.

        Received $10,000 grant from County for trail signage and youth projects.

        Received $77,520 in cash and material contributions for construction of the Strawberry Stand Wetland Learning Center from local companies, the Del Mar Rotary and private contributers.

        Increased annual revenue to the River Park by $44,846 through stewardship program for habitat properties funded through endowment and lease revenue. (Bernardo Mt. and Boudreau)

        Converted from mail-based agenda, activity schedule, and newsletter distribution to web-based distribution for an annual savings of approximately $17,000.

        5,041 acres of land on Volcan Mountain purchased by the California Department of Fish and Game.

        870 acres of habitat and corridor connection properties acquired by the River Park:

Bernardo Mt (Caltrans) 93 acres

Boudreau 75 acres

Crowder 75 acres

Habib 387 acres

Newton 240 acres

        Completed restoration of the Sikes Adobe Farmhouse and opened to the public with docent guides.

        Completed construction of the Strawberry Stand Wetlands Learning Center and opened to the public.

        Established a $500,000 endowment fund with the Del Mar Foundation for maintenance of the San Dieguito Lagoon Wetlands Restoration Project.

        Established a $176,900 endowment with the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation for Bernardo Mountain (Caltrans).

        Published the River Park Revenues/Expenditures/Accomplishments report for 1989-2004.