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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.

CARDIFF: Nature Collective offers family activities Dec. 1

San Elijo Lagoon Earth Day Detectives Tour. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

November 30, 2019

CARDIFF — The Nature Collective offers hands-on activities for families on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff. Nature Collective volunteers and county park rangers will present family-friendly activity stations and presentations....

Encinitas, regional officials mark completion of Cardiff dune project

Fencing runs along portions of the new sand dunes at South Cardiff State Beach in Encinitas. The Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline project opened May 22. (California State Parks photo)

North Coast Current

May 27, 2019

Fencing along part of the beach west of Coast Highway 101 in Cardiff might not be a surprise given the ongoing transportation projects underway in the area. But this particular fencing indicates something different — wildlife at work.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s new name: Nature Collective

Kids lean in to a game of tug-of-war on the sands at Seaside Beach in Cardiff during the Nature Collective's unveiling celebration on May 17. (Nature Collective photo)

North Coast Current

May 22, 2019

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy marked its transition to a new name — the Nature Collective — with a sunset celebration on May 17 at Seaside Beach in Cardiff.

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.

ENCINITAS: Plant native species at San Elijo Lagoon property Jan. 12

Native flowers bloom in the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. (Lagoon Conservancy photo)

January 6, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy invites residents to participate in a Lake Drive Community Planting Event on Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Native species will be planted on the conservancy’s 77-acre Lake Drive property in Cardiff. Adults and children ages 12 and up are are welcome to...

Sand replenishment in progress at Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove

North Coast Current

April 27, 2018

Sand replenishment is underway at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and project partners announced April 27.

ENCINITAS: Be an Earth Day detective April 22 at San Elijo Lagoon

San Elijo Lagoon Earth Day Detectives Tour. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

April 7, 2017

ENCINITAS — The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy invites visitors to hunt for nature clues on its interactive Earth Day Detectives Tour on April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the connections in nature by closely observing animal and plant life, from secrets inside a log to a Trapdoor spider’s tricks....

ENCINITAS: Spot butterflies April 9 at San Elijo Lagoon

San Elijo Lagoon butterfly. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

April 7, 2017

ENCINITAS — Join the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy on its Beautiful Butterflies Tour on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brian Banker of The Butterfly Farms will lead the tour on a mission to spot Monarchs, Lorquin’s Admirals, Painted Ladies, Buckeyes, Hermes Coppers, Swallowtails, Mourning Cloaks,...

ENCINITAS: Enjoy Family Discovery Days at lagoon center March 19-20

Native flowers bloom in the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. (Lagoon Conservancy photo)

March 6, 2016

ENCINITAS — The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy hosts free Family Discovery Days on March 19 and 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Families can participate in an egg-themed trivia hunt, face painting with nature scenes, and arts and crafts to take home. They will also have the...

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