Fund management agreement made for trail

At its Jan. 22 meeting, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved a fund management agreement with the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board for the Friends of Del Mar Mesa.

The two communities received a $250,000 legal settlement from the Grand Del Mar regarding violations that occurred in 2003. Finalizing the partnership was the last step in the process, according to Ray Ellis from the Del Mar Mesa group.

The management group will choose which projects to fund and ensure that projects follow the management plan for Del Mar Mesa Preserve, which has yet to be approved.

Board member Anne Harvey said the projects could be things like trail improvements, interpretive signs, trailside benches or shade structures.