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Scientists monitor water quality in the lagoon.
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.
In support of this mission, our conservation programs are summarized below. We invite you to explore each area for more information about the conditions of the reserve:
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy owns several parcels within the 915-acre reserve. These areas were acquired in the last decade for the protection of threatened and endangered species. We work with private property owners and local jurisdictions to minimize development impacts on lands adjacent to the watershed.
Since 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 plants control. Monthly Volunteer Restoration projects tackle disturbed areas of the reserve for invasive plants, removal of trash, trail maintenance, and other as needed during the seasons. Habitat Restoration Programs include:
California Environmental Quality Workshop
Join the Planning and Conservation League Foundation for a workshop presenting the Community Guide to CEQA. Register online or call (916) 822-5633. Workshop is led by Board Member Kevin Johnson. Download PDF flier.