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River conservancy named a “top-rated” nonprofit

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) announced today it has been named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

“We are honored to be named a 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” said Trish Boaz, Executive Director of SDRVC.

“We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including partnering with public and private organizations, individuals and government agencies to strategically and sustainably combat invasives and restore habitat throughout the San Dieguito watershed; growing and gaining momentum of our Watershed Explorers and Citizen Science Monitoring programs that brought in over 200 youth into the river valley and over 600 citizen scientists who conducted surveys and assisted with motion-activated wildlife camera trapping throughout the river valley.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that SDRVC received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients.

SDRVC helps implement the San Dieguito River Park plan and the Coast-to-Crest Trail that is planned to stretch 70 miles from Volcan Mountain near Julian to the ocean between Del Mar and Solana Beach. It protects and stewards the natural, cultural and educational resources of the San Dieguito River Valley and educates and inspires the public about the natural, recreational, historical and cultural resources within the San Dieguito River watershed.

Wrote a donor, “I strongly believe in what the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is doing to preserve rapidly vanishing open space in the San Dieguito River watershed against all kinds of difficult obstacles….Living right next to the watershed, I can see direct hand the damage land development has done and is doing that impacts in a very negative way the natural beauty and wildlife of the area. When we have out-of-town guests, I like to hike the trails near Lake Hodges to show them there still is some open space near our sprawling San Diego metropolis. And the trail from the beach to the mountains demonstrates our diversity in landscapes and wildlife in the area.”

The SDRVC is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community, said Perla NI, EO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with the SDRVC.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities—as donors, volunteers, and recipients of aid.

The complete list of 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits can be found at greatnonprofits.org/awards/browse/Campaign:Year2018/Issue:All/Page:1

The SDRVC’s mission is to implement the San Dieguito River Park and its Coast-to-Crest Trail that stretches 55 miles from Volcan Mountain near Julian to the ocean between Del Mar and Solana Beach; to protect and steward the natural, cultural and educational resources of the San Dieguito River Valley; and to educate and inspire the public and its members about the recreational, historical and cultural resources within the San Dieguito River Park.

GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find stories and ratings of nonprofits. Stories on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. For more information, visit www.greatnonprofits.org.

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