North Coast Current

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.

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: Wings Over Wetlands Jan. 25-26

January 14, 2014

ENCINITAS – The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy hosts Wings Over Wetlands from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 25-26. The free event offers the opportunity for children to meet birds in person with The Raptor Institute onsite both days. Live bird presentations are at 2 p.m. Families can also enjoy bird-themed crafts,...

Seeds of destruction: Group works to clear invasive plants

These trees in San Elijo Lagoon are dying, and possibly being treated as an invasive species by the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Christopher Earley

May 28, 2012

Unbeknownst to many North County residents, they are living the midst of a battleground. But it’s not a traditional battle. And the enemies are a list of invasive plant species. To the untrained eye, many of these plants may appear to be beautiful, lush parts of the landscape. But according to scientists...

News online for Encinitas, Calif.
San Elijo Lagoon Reserve