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Salt Marsh and Upland Restoration – UPDATED

Restoring an Overflow Parking Area to a Viable Salt Marsh and Upland Habitat

Project Details

Great Ecology is working on the second phase restoration of a former overflow parking area south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The project will revert the parking lot to a viable salt marsh and upland habitat at the San Dieguito lagoon located in Del Mar, California. Our work includes acting as the Restoration Ecologist in charge of oversight for the installation, maintenance and monitoring of this highly degraded site. In addition, the project is located in direct proximity to an eelgrass critical habitat. As part of the contract services, Great Ecology has developed solutions to improve the quality of highly saline soils prior to plant installation to ensure better plant establishment. Additional project tasks include the identification of native plant seed collection locations, reference site locations, review of construction submittals, construction oversight, installation of monitoring cameras, and monitoring and reporting compliance with the 5-year maintenance and monitoring of this sensitive habitat restoration area.


Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, Landscape Architecture, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,




Del Mar, CA