The state Coastal Conservancy has unanimously awarded a $450,000 grant to fund an almost one-mile-long trail in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.
The new stretch will be part of a proposed 22-mile trail system that will connect Border Fields State Park, the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, the California Coastal Trail and the Bayshore Bikeway, part of which goes through Coronado, San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox said.
“This is great news for nature lovers, hikers, equestrians and everyone who enjoys the outdoors,” Cox said in a written statement. “With this grant, we will be able to improve the trails system in the regional park and give people greater access to wildlife habitats and scenic, peaceful preserves.”
The 1,800-acre regional park is located south of Imperial Beach and just north of the international border.
The conservancy is a state agency that purchases, protects, restores, and enhances coastal resources, and provides access to the shore by working with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners.
– City News Service