The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) recently added Del Mar resident Jim Smith and Solana Beach resident Joe Bonner, along with Carmel Valley resident Alex Kilian, to its board of directors. “We are thrilled to be joined by three outstanding new members,” said Board President Brad Bartlett. “Each brings passion and valuable expertise to further the Conservancy’s mission.”

Jim, a retired electrical engineer, is passionate about native plants and the environment. He and his wife, Jane Lea, will co-administer SDRVC’s popular Exploring Our Sense of Place program.

Joe is president and CEO of Solana Beach Capital, LLC, bringing over 30 years of experience in institutional real estate and project management. “I believe in citizen action and the Conservancy’s efforts to support and enhance our great natural resource,” he said. “Having enjoyed my hikes on the Coast to Crest Trail, I am looking forward to working to preserve this beautiful community asset for future generations.” Learn more at