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Friends of the San Dieguito
River Valley
Revised Joint Exercise of Powers of Authority Agreement (JEPA) adopted on April 17.

Major Development: the San Dieguito River Park JPA has adopted a Revised Joint Exercise of Powers of Authority Agreement (JEPA).
The 1989 JEPA had a term of 25 years and expired on June 12, 2014.

The writing of the revised JEPA led to long negotiations with the participating agencies: the County of San Diego and the cities of Del Mar, Escondido, Poway, Solana Beach and San Diego.
The revised JEPA document extends the life of the San Diego River Park for 50 years. If you are interested in the particulars of the Revised Agreement you can look it up in our documents section.


San Dieguito River Watershed

San Dieguito River Watershed.  Courtesy JPA

From the mountains to the sea, the 55-mile-long San Dieguito River originates at Volcan Mountain in the Cleveland National Forest.  From there, it meanders through Lake Sutherland, San Pasqual Valley, Lake Hodges, the Del Dios Gorge and the San Dieguito Lagoon to the river’s mouth in Del Mar.  The river and its major tributaries flow through sensitive natural habitats, including oak/pine woodlands, sage scrub, and coastal wetlands, creating a network of critical wildlife habitats.

Our Mission 


Established in 1986 as a non-profit, and supported by a network of members and affiliates, the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley promotes and supports conservation, restoration, preservation and enhancement of the natural scenic, ecological and open-space resources of the San Dieguito River Valley through advocacy, study, monitoring, and education.



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