Del Mar San Dieguito Lagoon Committee celebrates 41 years with special event

The Del Mar San Dieguito Lagoon Committee celebrated 41 years of continuous vigilance in restoring and preserving the San Dieguito Lagoon with a special event on April 19.

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 healthy state seen today.

Lagoon Day activities included an interpretive hike of the lagoon on the Boardwalk Trail, and an opportunity at the Del Mar Powerhouse to learn about the recreational, educational and volunteer opportunities available at the lagoon and river park from the organizations that support these natural resources.

Attendees also had an opportunity to learn about the lagoon’s history and the ongoing efforts to increase the public’s enjoyment, including an update on the new River Path Trail Extension. In addition, the event included featured speaker Jacqueline Winterer, presenting historical sites along the lagoon’s left bank.

Visit Photos by Jon Clark.