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Harbaugh trails now open at San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach

Nature Collective Director Doug Gibson (far left), Solana Beach Mayor Jewel Edson, Harbaugh Foundation DirectorJoe Balla and Doug Gillingham, Immediate Past President of Nature Collective (far right), celebrate the opening of the Harbaugh Seaside Trails at San Elijo Lagoon on Feb. 22. (Photo by Jewel Edson, Nature Collective)

North Coast Current

February 26, 2020

The Nature Collective recently celebrated the opening of the Harbaugh Seaside Trails, inviting residents to tour its latest addition to the San Elijo Lagoon experience, the nonprofit announced Feb. 25.

New San Elijo Lagoon trails in Solana Beach set for opening

The Harbaugh Seaside Trails property provides unobstructed views of the San Elijo Lagoon and coastline. (Photo courtesy of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

North Coast Current

February 8, 2020

The Harbaugh Seaside Trails, located at the southwest end of San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach, are set to open at the end of the month, the nonprofit Nature Collective announced Feb. 8.

I-5 bridge work requires closures of Manchester Ave. in Encinitas

An architectural rendering of a possible design for the Manchester Avenue overpass in Encinitas, looking west, shows a widened span over San Elijo Lagoon. (Caltrans photo)

North Coast Current

September 7, 2019

Local drivers will want to take note of planned overnight closures of Manchester Avenue in Encinitas Sept. 8-13, officials announced.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy breaks ground on Harbaugh trails

The Harbaugh Seaside Trails property provides unobstructed views of the San Elijo Lagoon and coastline. (Photo courtesy of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

North Coast Current

March 1, 2019

Ground is breaking at the start of this month on the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s Harbaugh Seaside Trails project, the organization announced March 1.

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

The San Elijo Lagoon is headed into its next phase of restoration and enhancement and looks to be ahead of schedule, according to project officials.

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments are taking steps to minimize the impacts to commuters during construction as Interstate 5 construction pushes northward.

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

Orange netting, pictured March 9, stretches down San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff to keep beachgoers safe during construction. (Photo by Cam Buker)

Meghan Lanigan

March 23, 2018

Cranes sit on either side of Interstate 5 at the Manchester Avenue exit and orange netting outlines the area where vegetation has been cleared at San Elijo Lagoon. There is hardly any water in the back basins, the lagoon lacks greenery, and if one did not know better, it might look like the lagoon is in trouble. However, all is as it should be, according to Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Work underway on I-5 expansion across San Elijo Lagoon

An architectural rendering of a possible design for the Manchester Avenue overpass in Encinitas, looking west, shows a widened span over San Elijo Lagoon. (Caltrans photo)

North Coast Current

February 3, 2017

Despite January’s rainy weather, construction got underway on freeway and rail projects across San Elijo Lagoon between Solana Beach and the Encinitas community of Cardiff.

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

A project to widen Interstate 5 will provide improvements to the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, including the lengthening of the bridge space at Manchester Avenue, pictured Oct. 20, for improved tidal flow. (North Coast Current photo)

Meghan Lanigan

October 20, 2016

Of the protected lagoons affected by the North Coast Corridor Project along Interstate 5, work around San Elijo Lagoon is taking a different approach.

State panel OKs Interstate 5 project across San Elijo Lagoon

North Coast Current

March 15, 2016

The California Coastal Commission gave the green light last week to a major makeover of Interstate 5 running across San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, local officials announced March 15.

San Elijo I-5 bridge expansion topic of March 9 state meeting

North Coast Current

March 3, 2016

The replacement and expansion of the Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon and related Encinitas projects are the subject of a March 9 public hearing of the California Coastal Commission.

SANDAG purchases Batiquitos land for open space

North Coast Current

April 8, 2015

A parcel originally slated for a 19-unit housing development along Batiquitos Lagoon has been purchased by the San Diego Association of Governments to preserve as open space, the organization announced April 7. The 50-acre property, known as Batiquitos Bluffs, is located southeast of the lagoon in...

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