San Dieguito River Park

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Preservation History of the Park

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The preservation and protection of the park was a grassroots effort that started back in the early 1970’s. In 1986 this group formed the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, a private, non-profit organization working to acquire land, money from charity events, donors, grants and also assist in restoration and preservation efforts. It wasn’t until three years later, in 1989, that the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) formed bringing together county and cities in the San Dieguito watershed in efforts to preserve and restore the park. These cities include Del Mar, Escondido, Poway, Solana Beach, and San Diego.




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