Parks and Rec
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County Parks Earn National Thumbs Up

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The County’s parks and recreation system was awarded reaccreditation this week from the national Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, once again winning kudos for its parks, programs, community involvement and operations.

Parks and Rec
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Top 5 “Cool” Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer in County Parks

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Summer is in full swing and hey — it can be hot out there. But you can beat the heat and still enjoy the County of San Diego’s parks. Here’s a list of the Top 5 “Cool” ways to stay cool, be cool and have a cool time at County Parks!

Government
Star Ranch landscape

Board Votes to Buy, Conserve Historic Star Ranch Land in Campo

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County supervisors have voted to buy the 2,151-acre, historic Star Ranch area in Campo, its largest acquisition of sensitive habitat, wetlands, potential passive park land and hiking trails in a decade.

Government
Map of El Monte area

Board Votes to Restore, Improve El Monte River Valley Land in Lakeside

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Calling it a great project for the entire region, San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to set aside $6.44 million to restore and improve roughly 98 acres of newly acquired open space, trails and recreational facilities in El Monte River Valley in Lakeside.