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We Get Questions!
"What gives" with the Coast to Crest Trail?
posted 27 October, 2016

"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. 
Although almost half of the wooden boardwalk will be retained with a viewing platform at the end there will be no access from the new platform east to the Trail.  Both entrances are expected to reopen next March, one for the Boardwalk viewing platform and a second for the 50 mile (bird flight) Coast to Crest Trail.

Family runs into trail closure.
Closure signs.
Temporary entrance to trail from Jimmy Durante across from the Arena.
On the trail looking up the temporary entrance to the arena.
On Jimmy Durante Blvd. looking down the temporary
entrance to the trail.

Seeking New Board Members for FSDRV
posted 1 March 2016

The Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley is looking for volunteers to help us in our mission.  A public announcement is just below. For more information about what we are and what we do, see “About Us" and “Contact" at the top of the page, as well as “current issues”  and “why protect the river valley” in the side panel.

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press release
FSDRV President lauded for her
contributions to geomorphology
posted 1 March 2016

Jacqueline Winterer, long-time FSDRV Board Member and current Board President has been honored for her work on mapping the sea floor. A small piece of the Indian Ocean has been named the “Mammerickx Microplate. See the Sandpiper for a summary and a link to full article on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography website.

posted January 18. 2016

The copious rains of the past few weeks have loosened the ground and intensified the San Dieguito river flow.

A landslide has damaged the Coast to Crest trail south of Horse Park as is shown in the photograph. Rangers have posted signage preventing access to the trail. JPA staff will soon meet with Coastal Commission staff to discuss what measures should be taken to restore passage along the trail.

photo © Jacqueline Winterer