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Del Mar Fairgrounds Tidal Wetland Restoration

Quick Facts:

  • Critical Habitat: Eelgrass
  • Monitoring Technology: Timelapse Cameras
  • Watershed: San Dieguito Watershed

Project Summary:

Great Ecology is executing phase two of a coastal habitat restoration project at a former overflow parking lot south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA. The 11-acre site is being reverted to a viable salt marsh and upland habitat as part of the San Dieguito Lagoon along the Coast to Crest park trail system. Great Ecology has developed solutions to improve the quality of highly saline soils prior to plant installation to ensure better plant establishment. Great Ecology's role includes the identification of native plant seed collection locations, reference site locations, review of construction submittals, construction oversight, installation of monitoring cameras, and reporting and monitoring over a five-year span.

Del Mar, CA