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San Diego River Coalition

Groups and organizations with a common interest in the San Diego River have come together to form the San Diego River Coalition.

Our adopted mission is to:

"Preserve and enhance the San Diego River, its watershed, and its natural, cultural, and recreational resources."

The San Diego River Coalition meets on the third Friday of each month.

Next Meeting:
Mission Valley Library
Community Room

May 17, 2019
3 - 4:30PM

Agenda (PDF)

Agenda Items

  • Mission Trail Regional Park Update
  • River Trail - Mission Valley Segment Strategy
  • Committee Reports
  • Legislative and Project News

Regular Meeting Location:

Mission Valley Library
See a map.

Meeting Materials:


River Trail Committee (Mission Valley)

Committee Project List (PDF)

If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact Rob Hutsel or 619-297-7380

Headwaters Trail Committee
Next Meeting: TBD or 619-297-7380

Project Review Committee
As Needed

Watershed Forum Committee
As Needed

Interested members of the community are invited to be on a committee

Committee Meetings are held, unless otherwise noted at
San Diego River Park Foundation
Conference Room
4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 112

Coalition Documents:
2018 Work Plan - Adopted Revision (PDF)

Contact Coalition Chair Rob Hutsel with Agenda Items or if you would like to be added to the noticing list

Getting to a meeting at the Mission Valley Library:

  • Trolley Station is conveniently located nearby. Take the trolley to the Fenton Marketplace Station. The Library is located just north of the station along Fenton Parkway.
  • Driving Directions: take Friars Road to Fenton Parkway. Turn south. The library is located near the end of the road on the left (east) side of the street. The parking lot can fill up, so please park in the shopping center lot to leave room for other library users.
Meetings are open to the public.

The Coalition has unanimously adopted a set of Ground Rules for the meetings. Each member organization has agreed to follow these guidelines for the Coalition meetings and supports the mission of the Coalition. Each organization designates someone to represent them at the meetings.

We encouraged interested individuals and organizations to come to one of our public meetings. They are terrific places to meet other people interested in the river, to exchange ideas and experiences, and to learn the latest news about the San Diego River Park.

Member Organizations of the San Diego River Coalition include (voting and non-voting):

  • San Diego River Park Foundation (chair)
  • Friends of Dog Beach
  • Friends of Famosa Slough
  • Friends of Mission Valley Preserve
  • Friends of Adobe Falls
  • Friends of Ruffin Canyon
  • Friends of Dove Canyon
  • Friends of the San Diego River Mouth
  • Friends of Santee's River Park
  • Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter
  • Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
  • Mission Trails Regional Park CAC
  • Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
  • Tecolote Canyon CAC
  • Mission Valley Planning Group
  • Mission Valley Community Council
  • Dog Beach Committee/Ocean Beach Town Council
  • Ocean Beach Planning Board
  • Serra Mesa Planning Group
  • Serra Mesa Community Council
  • Ocean Discovery Institute
  • Walkabout International
  • California History and Culture Conservancy
  • Founders' Trail Associates
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • Lakeside Historical Society
  • Maine Avenue Revitalization Association
  • Santee Historical Society
  • Project Wildlife
  • Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter
  • Friends of the Point Loma Garden
  • Friends of the Normal Heights Canyons
  • Friends of the University Heights Canyon
  • Friends of Buchanan Canyon
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • California Wild Heritage Campaign
  • San Diego Fly Fishers
  • Save Our Heritage Organization
  • Lakeside's River Park Conservancy
  • San Diego County Trails Council
  • Ramona Trails Council
  • San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
  • San Diego Mountain Biking Association
  • Back Country Land Trust
  • Endangered Habitats Conservancy
  • Back Country Coalition
  • Preserve Wild Santee
  • Cuyamaca Rancho Foundation
  • Navajo Community Planners, Inc.
  • Tierrasanta Community Council
  • Mission Bay Park Committee
  • San Diego Presidio Park Council
  • California Native Plant Society, San Diego Chapter
  • San Diego Coastkeeper
  • San Diego Stream Team
  • I Love A Clean San Diego
  • Urban Corps of San Diego
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Julian Community Planning Group
  • Trust for Public Lands
  • San Diego Tracking Team
  • Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3)
  • San Diego Canyonlands Inc.
  • Wildnerness4All
  • Tierrasanta Fire Safe Council
  • Allied Climbers of San Diego

If you are interested in more information about the San Diego River Coalition or would like to be listed as supporting this effort, contact Rob Hutsel


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