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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 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. Our restoration plan included development of solutions to improve the quality of highly saline soils prior to plant installation to ensure better plant establishment. Great Ecology was also responsible for construction administration tasks including review of seed collection locations, reference site identification, review of construction submittals, organizing RFI’s, and installation oversight. We are currently performing a 5-year maintenance and monitoring plan to ensure successful restoration of this sensitive habitat.

Del Mar, CA