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Report tracks wetlands restoration

Report tracks wetlands restoration

| Conservation

Water quality at the San Dieguito Lagoon wetlands is in good standing. So is the density and variety of birds.  Researchers from the UC Santa Barbara also conclude that the presence of exotic and invasive species — the kind that can choke waterways and crowd out native plants — is very low. That’s all good. … Continued

Welcome, Ollie!

Welcome, Ollie!

| Conservation, Education

Advisory Board Member Oliver Ryder, Ph.D., has a new namesake. Please join us in welcoming “Ollie” to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and in saluting Dr. Ryder for his work as San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s Director of Conservation Genetics. Ollie, the world’s second successfully cloned Przewalski’s horse, is thriving at his new home … Continued

Blakespear awards $1.4M for trail construction

Blakespear awards $1.4M for trail construction

| Conservation, Trails

State Sen. Catherine Blakespear has secured $1.4 million from the state budget to complete a one-mile segment of the Coast to Crest Trail near Fairbanks Ranch. Finishing the Osuna segment will connect the four westernmost miles of the regional trail to 27 contiguous miles to the east. “We are extremely grateful for these essential funds … Continued

This just in — our latest newsletters

This just in — our latest newsletters

| Conservation, Education, Press

With one event after another on our busy calendar, we keep followers up to speed with electronic and printed newsletters. Our monthly electronic newsletter, Riverscape, covers our many activities, including the latest news from the San Dieguito River Park JPA. Once a quarter, we publish the printed Currents newsletter, which is mailed to SDRVC members. … Continued

Welcome aboard, Cheryl Goddard!

Welcome aboard, Cheryl Goddard!

| Conservation

We are delighted to announce that Cheryl Goddard is officially on board as our Executive Director. Her first day was May 25. She replaces Trish Boaz. Earlier in May, Goddard bid farewell to the Development Services Department at the City of Chula Vista, where she has worked since 2016, most recently in the position of … Continued

Wetlands work on track for summer 2024 completion

Wetlands work on track for summer 2024 completion

| Conservation, Hiking

A two-year, $87 million wetlands restoration in the river valley just east of Interstate 5 remains on target for completion by summer 2024. The San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration Project Phase II encompasses 84 acres between the freeway and El Camino Real. A fleet of earth-movers continues to remove soil and sculpt the terrain for a … Continued

Little lots are a big deal for River Path Del Mar

Little lots are a big deal for River Path Del Mar

| Conservation

So often, the tines of our three-pronged mission overlap. That’s the case at River Path Del Mar, where the Conservancy closed escrow in October on .36 acre of lagoon-fronting property to advance conservation, education and recreation with a single, $157,000 deal. For anyone who supports our work, please pat yourself on the back. This deal … Continued

Farewell, Trish Boaz!

Farewell, Trish Boaz!

| Conservation

In one of the toughest calls of a career dedicated to improving the intersection of nature and people, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy Executive Director Trish Boaz announced this month she will retire Dec. 31. “It’s been my dream,” Boaz said of the job she has held since 2013. “This has been absolutely the joy … Continued

Judge Anthony “Tony” Joseph – A Life Well-Lived

Judge Anthony “Tony” Joseph – A Life Well-Lived

| Conservation

SDRVC was honored to have Judge Anthony “Tony” Joseph as a Member of our Board of Directors. We will remember him for his kindness, intelligence, and a passionate supporter of our mission. Please take a moment to read about him in this touching obituary. Our condolences to Tony’s wife, Joyce and his daughter Jennifer, son … Continued

Donors Receive Gifts of Glass Art

Donors Receive Gifts of Glass Art

| Conservation, Volunteers

Our Campaign for Del Dios, which raised nearly $350,000 for the Conservancy to purchase 117 acres near Lake Hodges, prompted great generosity. A local artist is returning the favor. Cherrie La Porte, a glass artist who lives and works in the lakefront hamlet of Del Dios, presented gift certificates to major donors. The donors have … Continued