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< FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
"It took years and many dollars for the coast to crest trail to be developed along the lagoon and heading east towards San Dieguito road. My husband and I enjoyed this trail on our bikes and now they've dug it up. What gives?"
The trail is still there; only the entrance has been moved! The western entrance to the Coast to Crest Trail on Jimmy Durante Blvd. has been moved north to allow for restoration of wetlands on the Fairgrounds former South Overflow (parking) Lot. The temporary new entrance to the Trail is about 1/3 mile to the north on the same side of the road, past Gate 3, and is marked by red and blue flags. A new permanent entrance will be located at approximately this same temporary location to allow for adequate tidal flow in the restored wetlands. It was determined that the original first leg of the trail, including the 120-foot boardwalk, impeded the necessary water flow for wetlands.
How is the 22nd District Agricultural Association organized?
The State of California is divided into 54 District Agricultural Associations. The Del Mar Fairgrounds and Horsepark equestrian facility are operated by the 22nd District Agricultural Association on behalf of the StateThe 22nd DAA is governed by a nine-member board, all appointed by the Governor. Each serves a four-year term. The Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month except July. The Board appoints a General Manager/CEO charged with the day-to-day operation of the facilities.Three members of the 22nd DAA Board also sit on the Race Track Authority and Race Track Leasing Commission. The 22nd DAA’s CEO and CFO act as the Authority’s Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. The RTA and RTLC meet twice a year, once at the beginning of the year and once in the summer.
Tim Fennell Secretary/Treasurer for Board: Also CEO/General Manager, Del Mar Fairgrounds/Racetrack.
The Board normally has nine members appointed by the Governor. They are not compensated for service. They meet once a month on the second Tuesday at 1.30 PM in the Fairgrounds Boardroom. Visitors are welcome.
< Do the River Park Trails connect with other County trails?
The interconnectivity of the trails in the County is an important consideration for the RIver Park as it develops its 55- mile Coast to Crest system within its own planning area in the San Dieguito River Valley.
< Are there picnic facilities in the San Pasqual Valley sector of the River Park?
< Acronyms untangled
What do the river park acronyms signify?
JPA. This is used to refer to the managing body of the San Dieguito River Park. The full title is San Dieguito River Valley Regional Open Space Park Joint Powers Authority. The members are San Diego, San Diego County, Escondido, Poway, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Offices located at 18372 Sycamore Creek Road Escondido,CA 92025.
CAC. Citizens’ Advisory Committee. The citizens’ arm of the JPA with representatives from many stake- holders in the river valley including recreational and environmental groups, business interests, civic groups and agricultural concerns. Meets once a month. Has subcommittees for trail development and management and also for consideration of projects which could impact the river park.
PRC. Project Review Committee. An important subcommittee of the CAC which meets with the JPA Environmental Specialist to consider in detail projects in the environs of the river park. It also talks with representatives of the developers and the city in order to reach compromise when possible. Meets once a month.
SCE. Southern California Edison. The utility company responsible for the restoration of the San Dieguito Lagoon over the past several years. It chose this lagoon to fulfil required mitigation for the San Onofre Nuclear facility. The company is committed to management of the restoration for another 40 years.
22nd DAA. 22nd District Agricultural Association. Manages the Del Mar Fairgrounds including Horse racing operation, annual County Fair and other entertainments. Has a board of nine people appointed by the governor of California. Meets once a month at the fairgrounds.
< River Park Trail to Julian
When will the SDRP 55 mile trail be completed?
< Treatment Ponds, Trails, Rangers
I see their vehicles at the Trailer but where are the Rangers?
< Strawberry Stand
What Happened to the Strawberry Stand Wetland Learning Center?
< Restoration project
When will the Restoration Project begin dredging the inlet channel from the Ocean into the Lagoon?