Volume 14 - No. 1 - Winter 2004

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· Potrero Valley Saved

· San Diego River Park Takes Giant Step

· Honey Springs Ranch Added To Rancho Jamul Ecologoical Reserve

· Orange County Litigation Moves Forward

· Key Cities Join Western Riverside Habitat Plan

· Opinion Editorial Published January 11, 2004

· EHL in the News

· Poetry by Jess Morton: “Sunset”

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San Diego River Park Takes Giant Step

For three years, EHL San Diego Director Michael Beck has been a leader in the effort to create an urban river park in Lakeside along the San Diego River.  In October of 2003, the cornerstone of the park was set in place when the San Diego River Park-Lakeside Conservancy utilized several sources of state bond funds to acquire 100 key acres along the river.

San Diego River

A total of $14.6 million in grants will fund the acquisition and restoration of highly degraded gravel mines and industrial development pads into prime riparian and coastal sage scrub habitat.  The Conservancy's goals for other projects in the plan area include a Nature and Cultural Center, ball fields, Heritage Park, and other community facilities
Key champions of the river park effort include The State Coastal Conservancy, Hanson Aggregates, Volcan Materials, State Assemblymember Chistine Kehoe, the County of San Diego, and the community of Lakeside. EHL's Beck, who founded the San Diego River Park-Lakeside Conservancy  in 2000, continues to serve as its chair.


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