Del Mar resident honored as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy honored Kimberly Godwin of Del Mar as its Volunteer of the Year at the 28th Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon hosted by the North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC), Nov. 12 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa.

The NCPC holds this annual luncheon to recognize those individuals and organizations who have given so much to the community.

Godwin is a major supporter of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Since 1988, she has been a board member, membership chair, Speaker’s Bureau Chair, River Valley Fest Committee Co-Chair, and is on the organization’s Advisory Board.

Trish Boaz, executive director of the Conservancy, said that Kim Godwin believes it is critical to preserve the San Dieguito River Park to ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy the nature and hiking, biking and riding on the Coast to Crest Trail.

Said Godwin, “A native San Diegan, I watched Mission Valley change from an agricultural valley to commercial development. My passion for the park began after reading about Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley, formed to preserve land from Julian to Del Mar. We continue to make this dream a reality.”