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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Saving Nature in the Heart of Urban San Diego

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A look at the San Diego River Park project:


Lakeside's River Park

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Eagle Peak Preserve, a 516 Acre Wildlife Preserve

Primary Purpose: To protect endangered wildlife and 4000 year old cultural resources

http://sandiegoriver.org/eagle.php

http://sandiegoriver.org/images/info/River_Tour_Brochure.pdf

click for a map of parks in the San Diego River watershed

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Lakeside's River Park

When most people think of the River Park, they think of a community amenity, an asset, something to make things a little nicer. They do not think of the economics of this project and what it has provided to this community. For this project, we have raised over $16 million.

Ten million dollars went to purchase the land from Vulcan Materials. The remaining money went to the San Diego River restoration and trail development.

http://lakesideriverpark.org


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