Cottonwood Creek Park Riparian Restoration

Location: San Diego County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Riparian, Water Quality

Date Completed: 12/9/2005

Cost: $272,500

Area Affected: 2.4 acres

Assembly District: 74

Senate District: 38

Congressional District: 49

Project Lead/Grantee:
City of Encinitas (Brad Roth, 760-436-2632)

The Cottonwood Creek Park Restoration Project recreated approximately 2.4 acres of riparian habitat along one-quarter mile of stream corridor on Cottonwood and Moonlight Creeks, in northern San Diego County. The City of Encinitas took on the creek restoration as part of a larger effort to develop the eight acre Cottonwood Creek Park. The project achieved three main goals:

1) restore and enhance riparian habitat along the two creeks;
2) improve water quality; and
3) provide educational opportunities for park visitors.