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April 03, 2023

Rep. Aguilar Announces $2 Million to Improve Recreational Open Space for Rialto Residents

RIALTO, CA — Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $2,000,000 in federal funding he secured to construct Lake Rialto, 10 acres of lake and wetlands, that will protect vulnerable species and play a vital role in the environmental success for the Santa Ana River Conservation Plan. This funding will provide Rialto residents with publicly accessible open space, trails, educational programming and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

“Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve fought for resources that help build safer, healthier and cleaner communities here in the Inland Empire,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar. “This funding will provide our community with a safe recreation space, play a vital role in the environmental success for the Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan and also provide a solution to our long-term water conservation efforts.”

“Rialto residents can look forward to enjoying the lake’s open spaces, hiking trails and environmental education programs,” said Mayor Deborah Robertson. “We’re so very pleased and honored that Congressman Aguilar has supported this leading-edge project to create an infrastructure that will serve as an environmentally sensitive and attractive recreational facility and wildlife habitat.”

Pictures from Rep. Aguilar’s Press Conference:

Rep. Aguilar serves as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and as a member of the House Committee on Appropriations.