On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 to all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations. The Governor also issued executive orders authorizing telephonic public meetings.

As a result, the San Diego River Conservancy (Conservancy) has made several changes to future meetings to protect the public. Per the Governor’s executive order to stay home, and in person participation at the Governing Board meeting is not allowed at this time. Board Members, Conservancy staff and the public can participate in the meeting via teleconference. As always, we welcome participation from the public.

In Person Meeting Participation Prohibited

Due to Executive Order N 33-20, the State of California has instructed individuals to stay home, in-person participation at San Diego River Conservancy’s Board meetings will not be allowed at this time.

Please see the information below for public meeting notification and participation:

The regularly scheduled Conservancy Board Meetings will resume on May 14, 2020. The agenda will be posted 10 days in advance. Meeting presentations, supporting information and handouts will be posted 7 days prior to the meeting on the Conservancy’s website at http://sdrc.ca.gov/meetings/.


May 14, 2020 Telephonic Board Meeting 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

May 4, 2020 May 7, 2020 May 13, 2020
Agenda posted online Board Book posted online May 13, 2020 9 am. Last day to submit comments. Please email comments to: wendell.taper@sdrc.ca.gov and dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov


Public Comments and Questions

Members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments via e-mail which will be accepted until 9 a.m. the day before the meeting. Members of the public may submit written comments on any matter within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, regardless of whether the matter is on the agenda for Board consideration or action.

Comments not exceeding 300 words will be read into the record at the Board Meeting. Lengthier comments will be posted on the Conservancy’s website.

If you wish to provide comments or ask questions, please do so in advance of the meeting by emailing wendell.taper@sdrc.ca.gov and dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov the following information:

1. Name and affiliation
2. Email and phone number
3. Comments / Questions

All comments must be received by the Conservancy no later than May 13, 2020 at 9 a.m. and will be forwarded to Conservancy Board Members, Conservancy staff and the Department of Justice’s Deputy Attorney General in advance of the meeting and posted on the Conservancy’s website in advance of meeting. For any comments after May 13th at 9 a.m. and prior to the Board Meeting, please contact Conservancy staff member, Wendell Taper by phone at 619-390-0568 or via email listed above.

Remote Attendance

May 14, 2020 Telephonic Board Meeting 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The public may listen to the Board meeting while in session – simply dial (877) 402-9757 and enter participant code 606349 followed by the # sign to listen to the live meeting. (Please be courteous and mute your phone if you are not speaking.)

Members of the public who dial into the meeting will also be given an opportunity to comment during the public comment period at the start of the meeting and on individual items on the agenda.


Public Meeting San Diego River Conservancy – May 14, 2020 – Teleconference

A teleconference meeting, open to the public, of the Governing Board of The San Diego River Conservancy will be held on Thursday, May 14th, 2020, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The call # will be (877) 402-9757 and the access code will be 606349, followed by a # sign.

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued March 18, 2020, to maximize social distancing and public safety, the San Diego River Conservancy will conduct this meeting by telephone only. Follow this link to the agenda and meeting materials.

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Gaps Analysis Update – List for Discussion

The Conservancy is seeking input from the public and regional stakeholders regarding the Gaps Analysis Update. Download the Draft list of sites (FOR DISCUSSION ONLY – WORKING COPY.)

Should you have any questions or comments please contact Dustin Harrison, Environmental Scientist, at (858) 500-2966, dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov.

San Diego River Conservancy 2019 Leadership Accountability Report

In accordance with the State Leadership Accountability Act (Leadership Accountability), the San Diego River Conservancy submits this report on the review of our internal control and monitoring systems for the biennial period ending December 31, 2019 [download file].

Should you have any questions please contact Dustin Harrison, Environmental Scientist, at (619) 645-3183, dharrison@sdrc.ca.gov.

CANCELLATION of Public Meeting – San Diego River Conservancy – March 12, 2020

A public meeting of the Governing Board of The San Diego River Conservancy for March 12, 2020 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting can be found on the Meeting page.

The SDRC has a New Address

San Diego River Conservancy
11769 Waterhill Rd
Lakeside, CA 92040


The San Diego River Conservancy (“Conservancy”) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $2.5 million in funding for the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program. Funding for this grant program is provided from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (“Proposition 1”) approved by voters on November 2014.  This 5th round of funding furthers the purposes of Proposition 1 and the Conservancy’s enabling legislation Public Resources Code, Division 22.9, Sections 32630 et al. (“the San Diego River Conservancy Act”) and the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan.

The amount awarded will depend on the quality of the proposals submitted. Work performed under the grant agreement is subject to availability of funds through the State’s normal budget process. If grant awarded, grantee will be required to sign a 10-20-year maintenance and operation agreement after grant period ends.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Conservancy prior to submitting a Concept Proposal. Concept Proposals are due to Dustin Harrison dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov and Julia Richards julia.richards@sdrc.ca.gov no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020. Full Application is by invitation only and must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. May 29, 2020.

For guidelines, additional information, concept proposal and sample documents, please visit: http://sdrc.ca.gov/prop-1/.


1350 Front Street, Suite 3024
San Diego, CA 92101

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Meeting Schedule for 2020

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020