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Lucy Zizka | 28th Street

Photo Stu Smith. 
Courtesy Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley. 
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The Lagoon Committee was established by the City of Del Mar in 1974 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized that the time to prevent the Lagoon from being more developed would soon be upon them. Their efforts and those that followed have helped in restoring the remaining wetlands to the health we view today. As mitigation for the damage caused by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Southern California Edison and their partners, at the direction of the Coastal Commission, began the journey to bring the Lagoon back to a functioning estuary. The results are evident, many birds, marine specimens and native plants have returned. But it is still a work in progress. Once again the opportunity to learn about the San Dieguito Lagoon is here. Our annual celebration will occur on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the Powerhouse.

Lagoon Day activities will begin with a 10:00 AM interpretive hike of the Lagoon on the Boardwalk Trail. (East side of Jimmy Durante Blvd., across from the Fire Station.) Then activities will resume at the Powerhouse at 5:00 PM with an opportunity to learn about the recreational, educational and volunteer opportunities available at our Lagoon and River Park from the organizations that support these natural resources. It will also be an opportunity to learn about the history of the Lagoon and the ongoing efforts being made to increase our enjoyment of the Lagoon, including an update on the new River Path Trail Extension. At 6:00 PM the formal presentation will begin with recognition of those who have been instrumental in restoring the Lagoon, followed by our featured speaker, Jacqueline Winterer, presenting Historical Sites along the San Dieguito Lagoon Left Bank. Light refreshments will be served.

There is no charge for the event. The Del Mar Powerhouse is located at 1658 Coast Blvd. in Del Mar.

All are welcome to help us celebrate Lagoon Day 2015!
For more information visit www.lagoondaydelmar.com



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