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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)

Harbaugh trails now open at San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach

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

New San Elijo Lagoon trails in Solana Beach set for opening

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.
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)

Encinitas, regional officials mark completion of Cardiff dune project

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.
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)

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s new name: Nature Collective

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

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy breaks ground on Harbaugh trails

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.

Cool on the Coast: More than 20 sounds, sights and activities this season

Layla Marino December 3, 2014

Southern California may not be seen by the rest of the country as the classic picture of winter traditions, but coastal North County has plenty of its own traditions for winter fun with a beach flare....

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...

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)

Seeds of destruction: Group works to clear invasive plants

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,...

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