Village News - Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Agencies address safety of Sandia Creek River Trails - Illegal activity a concern


Last updated 7/24/2014 at Noon

Patty Koch of North County Fire Protection District, kneeling left, and Noelle Denke, Fallbrook Public Utility District, right, check an illegal campfire site on the bank of the Santa Margarita River on July 18. A Deputy Sheriff and David Horn of Fallbrook Public Utility District look on. On the far bank of the river, two ropes hang from a tree, create another illegal hazard. Several local groups are cooperating to improve conditions along Santa Margarita River Trail.

Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) is working with North County Fire, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fallbrook Land Conservancy's Trails Council to improve public safety at the Sandia Creek River Trails, especially by the swimming hole.

The concentrated effort is meant to suppress illegal activity that happens in the preserve, including bonfires and barbecues, trespassing after hours, littering, and alcohol consumption.

FPUD public affairs specialist Noelle Denke stated that the illegal fires have been a growing concern for FPUD, which is the agency that owns t...

For access to this article please sign in or register.


Reader Comments


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017

Rendered 03/15/2018 15:34