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San Dieguito Lagoon “Opportunity Parcels” Restoration Feasibility Study and Conceptual Design Drawings

In 2019, WILDCOAST invited the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) to submit projects for inclusion in a grant application to benefit San Diego County Wetlands Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Restoration Project through the California Ocean Protection Council’s Once Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Program.

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WILDCOAST works extensively with local partners to carry out MPA implementation activities across the state. SDRVC is an active member of the San Diego County MPA Collaborative, along with the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, another beneficiary of the Once Through Cooling Mitigation Program Grant.

In May 2019, the California Ocean Protection Council awarded WILDCOAST over $1 million dollars to benefit MPAs in San Diego County, including the San Dieguito Lagoon.

WILDCOAST executed a grant agreement with the Ocean Protection Council in September 2019 that provides SDRVC with $210,000 for projects within the San Dieguito Lagoon.

One of these projects is the development of a feasibility, opportunities and constraints report – including cost estimates – to eradicate invasive plants and restore with native plants at three sites located in the San Dieguito Lagoon Marine Conservation Area (MCA) – including locations known as the upper Brigantine Basin, I-5/Via De La Valle Interchange area and the “Del Mar (or NCTD) Triangle” parcel – as shown on the map below.

SDRVC is pleased to issue a Request for Proposals for San Dieguito Lagoon “Opportunity Parcels” Restoration Feasibility Studies and Conceptual Design Drawings.

The deadline to submit a proposal is October 18, 2019 by 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Appelbaum, SDRVC Conservation Manager by email at or (858) 344-6654.