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Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy was formed in 2001 to acquire lands along San Diego River through purchase or donation and to restore the habitat and develop trails for the benefit of Lakeside residents. The conservancy is part of a coalition of 50 community-based conservancies and groups that are working to preserve and restore 52 miles of the river, from the headwaters in Julian to the Pacific Ocean, and includes 400 square miles of watershed.

Lakeside's River Park Conservancy was formed in 2001 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


We have raised over $22.5 million for new projects, developed 3 miles of trail and welcome over 30,000 River Park trail users each year. We will continue to preserve land along the San Diego River for California native plants and wildlife species, and for future generations to enjoy these open spaces. From the El Capitan Reservoir, through the spectacular El Monte Valley and into Santee, our vision is to help create a 52-mile long trail from the mountains to the ocean.

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