The Del Sol Lions Club recently helped Eric Francis, with Boy Scout Troop 713 of Del Mar, achieve the status of Eagle Scout. To satisfy the rank requirements, Eric took on a project to repair a 16-foot equestrian bridge in the San Dieguito River Park. The Del Sol Lions Club helped him achieve his goal with a donation of $300. “The Del Sol Lions are happy to support this important community project,” said Del Sol Lions President David Cain. “We appreciate Eric’s contribution to improve one of our community’s most precious assets – the San Dieguito River Park.”

The overall cost to repair the equestrian bridge was more than $2,100. Francis, community volunteers, and scouts from Troop 713 spent a total of 160 hours to complete the repair in two weekends. Francis fronted the cost of project materials and is still seeking donations from the community. For more information visit