San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy


  • is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservancy dedicated to sustainable management of the natural resources of the San Dieguito Watershed with priority given to the protection of the San Dieguito River corridor,
  • has a 30-year record of moving the vision of a 92,000-acre San Dieguito River Park and its 70-mile Coast to Crest Trail from the ocean at Del Mar to Volcan Mountain north of Julian to a maturing reality,
  • is led by a citizen Board of Directors and is supported in our activities and financially by more than 1,300 Conservancy members,
  • partners with the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority, citizens, land owners, governments and other stakeholders to ensure coordinated protection of our natural resources while fully respecting and protecting private property rights.


The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy preserves, protects, and shares the natural and cultural resources of the San Dieguito River Valley through collaborative efforts to acquire lands, complete trails, restore habitats, establish educational programs, create interpretive centers, encourage recreation, and mobilize public support.


“…the San Dieguito River Park, an ambitious conservation project stretching from Del Mar to Volcan Mountain, will be considered one of the San Diego region’s most noble achievements. Our grandchildren will judge us not by what we sell, but by what we save.” –Logan Jenkins, San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Dieguito River Park will be financially secure and the Coast to Crest Trail will be completed. The resources of the San Dieguito River Valley, including habitats and watersheds, will be preserved, protected, and shared. Interpretive centers will increase the visibility of the River Park and enhance user experiences. The River Park will enjoy widespread community awareness and support, and its recreational and educational programs will be used extensively. The River Valley will inspire a respect for nature and a commitment to sustainable human environments, for present and future generations.


The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy values citizen action, support, and vigilance, which launched the San Dieguito River Park and are crucial to its future. We hold in high regard the active participation of our members and volunteers, and we will manage their contributions wisely. We pledge to conduct our business with the highest standards of integrity. We commit to the effective and efficient stewardship and protection of the San Dieguito River Valley.

Contact San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Trish Boaz
Executive Director
3030 Bunker Hill Street
Ste 309-1
San Diego, California  92109
Phone: (858) 755-6956


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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