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ABOUT SAN ELIJO LAGOON CONSERVANCY
Outreach events connect our supporters with fun and learning in the reserve.
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy protects and restores the resources of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, its watershed, and related ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.
As part of our mission, we:
Follow the links to the right for more information about:
Experiential programs with San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy inspire stewardship of the natural environment. Docent-naturalists lead walks in the reserve for school children, the public, and community groups throughout the year.
Marveling at tadpoles at a Conservancy event (Photo: J. Nelson)
HABITAT RESTORATIONSince the Conservancy’s founding in 1987, a biological management plan for continued restoration of the reserve has included annual breaching of the lagoon’s inlet to create natural tidal flushing. Other restoration projects focus on invasive plant control. Regular volunteer restoration projects tackle disturbed areas of the reserve for invasive plants, removal of trash, trail maintenance, (or other projects) as needed during the seasons.
These efforts are made possible with support from our partners in government and business, and through membership, volunteers, and earned grants.
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy was founded in 1987. Plans are under way for its 25th Anniversary next year. Stay tuned for event announcements to help celebrate this quarter-century milestone.