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December 10, 2007

Seal Beach Gets Grant for San Gabriel River Trail Restoration

Last month the city of Seal Beach got some much needed financial help, from the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, in its effort to raise funds for a project along its stretch of the San Gabriel River Bicycle Trail.

The city is hoping to renovate the area where the San Gabriel River meets the ocean near First Street, along with about three miles of trails, after receiving a $1.5 million grant.

The First Street area is frequented by surfers, bikers, hikers and diners to the suitably-named Rivers End Restaurant.

The city will find out in the spring if they will receive the money from state grants, said David Spitz, associate engineer in the Seal Beach Public Works Department.

"It's great news that we got the grant," Spitz said. "But right now, we're waiting to see if we can get additional money to see how extensive our project is going to be. It's going to be a great project either way though."

Work would not begin until Summer 2009 at the earliest.

A Tip of the Hat to Jorge Barrientos, of the Orange County Register for first reporting this news.

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Interesting website.

I'm sure you spent a lot of time building it up.

Keep up the good job.

Posted by: Ron | Dec 10, 2007 2:02:47 PM

Thank you, Ron, glad you like the place.

Yours looks interesting so expect a few visits. ;-D

Posted by: Kiril, The Cycling Dude | Dec 10, 2007 2:50:32 PM

Few? Be generous with yourself!

Posted by: Ron | Dec 10, 2007 4:48:08 PM

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