The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) recently held its popular Wax & Wine event at Knorr Candle Shoppe in Del Mar, raising $5,000 to support the Conservancy’s mission. Guests enjoyed gourmet bites from Urban Kitchen paired with wines and craft beers, live music by Topaz, and beeswax candle-making.

SDRVC is a nonprofit, citizen-based organization that preserves, protects, and shares the natural and cultural resources of the San Dieguito River Valley. Since 1986, the Conservancy has been working with its partners to develop and complete the Coast to Crest Trail, which stretches 70 miles from Volcan Mountain near Julian to the ocean between Del Mar and Solana Beach. For more information about SDRVC visit www.sdrvc.org.