Westward view of Harbaugh Seaside Trails

2018: CONSERVANCY In the News

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San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Progressing Fast into Next Phase
North Coast Current: October 30, 2018

Trestles Pulled Down. No, Not Those Trestles.
San Diego Reader: September 28, 2018

SANDAG, Caltrans update Carlsbad City Council on Build NCC
The Coast News: August 31

Mudflat Habitat in the Central Basin of the San Elijo Lagoon
The Coast News: August 30

Original Train Platform Uncovered, Plus Sandy Beaches for Summer Fun!
The Coast News, by Encinitas Mayor Blakespear: August 2, 2018

North County Beach Sand Replenishment Project Celebrates Completion and National Award
The Coast News: July 26, 2018

Cardiff State Beach Honored for Restoration Efforts
The Coast News: July 18, 2018

Sand Replenishment Project Finishes at San Elijo
San Diego Union-Tribune: July 18, 2018

Cardiff Recognized as One of Nation's Best Restored Beaches
Del Mar Times: July 18, 2018

Dredging Today News Release
July 18, 2018

Cardiff State Beach Named One of Nation's Best Restored Beaches 2018
Oceanside News (release): July 18, 2018

Sand Replenishment Efforts Completed in North County San Diego Beaches
CBS8: July 17, 2018

Cardiff Beach and Fletcher Cove Get 440,000 Yards of New Sand
KUSI: July 17, 2018

Conservancy Gives Update on San Elijo Lagoon Restoration
Times-Advocate: May 30, 2018

From Ridgway’s Rails to Snowy Plovers: California’s San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Inspires Nature Lovers and Researchers
Environmental Monitor: May 29, 2018

Beach Replenishment Project Begins at Fletcher Cove
The Coast News: May 3, 2018

Fletcher Cove Beach Gets a Sandy Makeover
NBC 7 San Diego: May 2, 2018

Fletcher Cove Beach Restricted for Sand Pumping
Dredging Today: May 1, 2018

Beach Sand Replenishment Begins at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach
Times of San Diego: April 29, 2018

Sand Replenishment in Progress at Solana Beach's Fletcher Cove
North Coast Current: April 27, 2018

Beach Sand Replenishment Effort Moves to Solana Beach
Del Mar Times: April 27, 2018

San Elijo Lagoon [Inlet] Kicks Off
Dredging Today: April 19, 2018

Smelly, Murky Water Tied to Lagoon Project: Dredging Process is Safe
NBC 7: April 14, 2018

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopary, but it's all part of a plan
North Coast Current: March 23, 2018

San Elijo Lagoon Project Helps Habitat and Benefits the Beach
KPBS: March 12, 2018

Sand Replenishment Begins at Cardiff State Beach
San Diego Union-Tribune: March 5, 2018 

Sand Replenishment Project Begins at Cardiff State Beach
Times of San Diego: February 26, 2018 

San Elijo Lagoon Welcomes Restoration and Growth
08/10 Magazine: February 2018 

Construction Begins on Lagoon Restoration Near San Diego
Civil Engineering Magazine: January 2018

San Elijo Lagoon Welcomes Restoration and Growth
92024 Magazine: January 4, 2018

Build NCC - Preserving and Enhancing the Coastal Environment
Coast News Group: January 8, 2018

Reviving Your Wetlands For Nature & You
Solana Beach Shorelines Winter 2018


Encinitas Aims to Increase Safe Walking, Biking
The Coast News: December 13, 2018

Stonebridge Trail at San Elijo Lagoon by The Canyoneers
San Diego Reader: July 25, 2018

Competing Needs on Limited Land Pit Assisted Living Against Affordable Housing
Coast News: June 7, 2018

Bridgeworthy: Annie's Canyon, a Wonderful Family Hike a Short Drive Up the Coast
Coronado Times: February 25, 2018


San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Honored (Encinitas Env. Award 2018)
92024 Magazine & Del Sol Magazine: December-January 2018-2019

Living Shoreline Project Gets Underway in Cardiff
The Coast News: November 1, 2018

Straws, Awards and Awareness at the Encinitas Environmental Commission
The Coast News: October 25, 2018

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Recognized for Environmental Leadership by City of Encinitas
Encinitas Advocate: October 11, 2018

Escondido school district promotes exploration to make education relevant inside, outside the classroom
San Diego Union-Tribune: September 27, 2018

Opening The Outdoors Grant: The San Diego Foundation
San Diego Magazine: July 23, 2018

Muir Award Goes to Conservancy
San Diego Union-Tribune: July 9, 2018

From Ridgway's Rails to Snowy Plovers: California's San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Inspires Nature Lovers and Researchers
Environmental Monitor: May 29, 2018

May 16 Declared as Tara Fuad Conservation Leadership Day
Del Mar Times: May 23, 2018

Closing the Environmental Opportunity Gap in our Communities
The San Diego Foundation: April 30, 2018

DMUSD Goes Beyond the Field Trip to Develop Expeditionary Partnerships
Del Mar Times: March 14, 2018

Super Gives Upbeat State of the School District Address 
Times-Advocate: February 2018

Birds of a Feather Gala Photo Gallery
Ranch & Coast Magazine: January 2018


Thanksgiving Discovery Tour
San Diego Union-Tribune: November 20, 2018

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Festivals in North County
San Diego Union-Tribune: October 26, 2018

Fall Beauty & Fun at San Elijo Lagoon
Solana Beach Shorelines: Fall 2018

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and theNat Present Series on Local Wildlife Diversity
Los Angeles Times: August 14, 2018

Insects: Nature Series

Fall Nature Presentation & Reception Series
San Diego Reader: August 2018 (link unavailable)

Signs of Spring at San Elijo Lagoon
Solana Beach Shorelines Spring-Summer 2018

Encinitas Events This Week and Beyond
Encinitas Advocate: June 15, 2018

Get A Good Work Out Doing Habitat Resoration
Northy County Community News: June 14, 2018

A Wile But Happening Place
San Diego Reader, June 13, 2018

Explore San Diego: The Twistable Turnable Trail
Fox 5: June 7, 2018

Event Brief: LIFE Series
Del Mar Times: May 25, 2018

Community News: San Elijo Lagoon Topic of Lecture at College
San Diego Union Tribune: May 23, 2018

Encinitas Events This Week and Beyond
Encinitas Advocate: May 11, 2018

Encinitas Events This Week and Beyond
Encinitas Advocate: May 4, 2018

Encinitas Events This Week and Beyond
Encinitas Advocate: April 20, 2018

Community News: Lagoon Photo Contest Open Through March 31
San Diego Union Tribune: March 19, 2018

Encinitas Events This Week and Beyond
Encinitas Advocate: March 16, 2018

Call for Entries: Third Annual #loveyourlagoon Photo Contest
Del Mar Times: March 6, 2018


Solana Beach Grants Harbaugh Trails Permit
The Coast News: March 19, 2018

Plans In Motion For Nature Preserve at Solana Beach's Northern 'Gateway'
Del Mar Times: March 7, 2018

Trails, Deck, Benches Coming to Solana Beach Gateway
San Diego Union-Tribune: March 5, 2018

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2017: CONSERVANCY In the News

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10 Free Things to do in San Diego When Your Kids Say 'I'm Bored' July 2017

6 Places Where Kids Can Dive Deep into Ocean Learning
Red Tricycle: July 19, 2017

Your Summer, Naturally, at San Elijo Lagoon
Solana Beach Shorelines: Summer 2017

Encinitas: Spot Butterflies April 9 at San Elijo Lagoon
North Coast Current: April 7, 2017

Encinitas: Be an Earth Day Detective at San Elijo Lagoon
North Coast Current: April 7, 2017

Love your mother! 9 Earth Day events for tiny tree huggers
Red Tricycle: April 2, 2017

Families enjoy lagoon in full bloom
San Diego Union-Tribune: March 27, 2017

Celebrations at San Elijo Lagoon (Lagoon In Bloom Family Discovery Day)
San Diego Union-Tribune: March 27, 2017


$102 million effort aims to restore lagoon
The Coast News Group: December 1, 2017

Long-awaited restoration of San Elijo Lagoon kicks off
San Diego Union-Tribune: November 30, 2017

$102M San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project kicks off
Southern California Patch: November 30, 2017

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration designed to combat sea level rise November 29, 2017

San Elijo Coastal Lagoon Makeover to Help Wildlife, Prepare for Sea Level Rise November 29, 2017

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project Kicks off November 29, 2017

Officials break ground on $120 million San Elijo Lagoon restoration project November 29, 2017

$102 Million San Elijo Lagoon restoration project begins November 29, 2017

Final prep underway for long-awaited lagoon restoration
San Diego Union-Tribune: November 27, 2017

Sand dunes plan heads to Coastal Commission
The Coast News: August 10, 2017

What is this huge structure in Solana Beach?
NBC San Diego: March 6, 2017

Wooden structure not permanent
Coast News: March 1, 2017


San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy acquires land in Encinitas
San Diego Business Journal: November 23, 2017

Conservancy adds to land holdings at San Elijo Lagoon
The Coast News: November 22, 2017

Donation secures 77 acres for lagoon conservancy
San Diego Union-Tribune: November 18, 2017

77 Acres added to San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
Times of San Diego: November 17, 2017


Solana Beach OKs zoning change to ensure Harbaugh land remains open space
Del Mar Times: April 20, 2017

Rezoning of Harbaugh Seaside Trails from General Commercial to Open Space Preserve
Solana Beach City Council Meeting (Hearing B1 video): April 12, 2017

Celebrating Conservation (p.6)
92024 Magazine Feb-Mar 2017

Conservancy reveals plans for Harbaugh Seaside Trails
Del Mar Times: January 6, 2017


San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy reaches a watershed moment
Del Mar Times: November 16, 2017

Birds of a Feather: Rooted in Flight Gala
U-T Community News Group: October 26, 2017

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy celebrates 30 years
The Coast News: October 19, 2017

Best Day Trip Ideas: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
Vacation Idea | Dream Vacation Magazine September 2017

Mike Blanco happily volunteers for local botany conservancies
92024 Magazine April-May 2017

Unexpected Wildlife (link unavailable)
Encinitas Magazine April-May 2017

Paul Worthington connects community with nature
92067 Magazine April-May 2017

Preservation & Education
Volunteer Jim Dietz Shares His Knowledge and Enthusiasm for the Conservancy
Del Sol Magazine Feb-Mar 2017

#WomensHistoryMonth Cox Conservers Heroes celebrate femaie environmental volunteers (Denise Stillinger) March 8, 2017


Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation San Diego
CBS News 8: September 1, 2017

Taking students out into nature's classroom
Del Mar Times: June 14, 2017

$41K grant provides opportunities for Escondido students to explore outdoors
The Coast News: May 29, 2017

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy receives $41,000 grant
San Diego Union-Tribune: May 22, 2017

The San Diego Foundation Connects, Protects & Increases Kids' Access to Nature with $442,000 in Grants
TSDF News: May 10, 2017


2016: CONSERVANCY In the News

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Conservancy Awarded U.S. EPA Grant:

Solana Beach Fund Presents $16,850 to Five Nonprofits
San Diego Union-Tribune: October 7, 2016

Garden Club Landscapes Lagoon Trailhead
Del Sol: Oct/Nov 2015 (p.24)

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement & Acquisition Projects
August 30, 2016

Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund: What Your Dollars Do
California Coastal Conservancy: April 2016

Conservancy Campaign Nets $100K 
The Coast News: January 29, 2016 (Print only)

Caltrans Buys Large Chunk of Manchester Ave. Strawberry Fields
Encinitas Advocate: January 8, 2016


Build NCC Groundbreaking Key Messages
KOCT-TV: December 5, 2016

Construction Kicks Off on $700M North Coast Corridor Project
RT&S: November 30, 2016

Expanding I-5 and the Impact on the Environment
NBC 7: November 29, 2016

Huge New Project Along I-5 in North County
KFMB 8: November 29, 2016

Work Begins on $700M in North Coast Corridor Projects
San Diego Union-Tribune: November 29, 2016


Plans of Seaside Trails to be Shown
San Diego Union-Tribune: December 16, 2016

Lagoon Conservancy Celebrates Harbaugh Seaside Trails
Del Mar Times (N. County Community Papers): December 12, 2016


Restored Annie's Canyon Trail Opens
Del Sol: Sep/Oct 2016

Once-Famous Party Spot Transforms into Unique Hiking Trail
NBC 7 San Diego: August 26, 2016

County Parks Video: Ribbon-Cutting June 21, 2016
County Parks Video: Virtual Hike

Lagoon Conservancy Adds Canyon Trail
San Diego Union-Tribune: June 22, 2016

Annie's Canyon Trail Set to Make Debut
The Coast News: June 17, 2016

Reconnecting the Lagoon to the Ocean June 8-16, 2016


A Route to Lagoon Improvement
North Coast Current: October 20, 2016

Interstate 5 Widening to Begin This Summer
San Diego Union-Tribune: May 8, 2016


Meet Bats, Creepy Night Critters
San Diego Union-Tribune: October 18, 2016

Trails & Ales Hike Celebrates Nature, Local Breweries
Times of San Diego: August 9, 2016

Trails & Ales Hiking Program Kicks off September 3
Seaside Courier: August 9, 2016


Doug Gibson Conservation Leadership Day (May 16)

Volunteers Expand Coastal Dunes for Endangered Species at San Elijo Lagoon
Del Mar Times: June 22, 2016

The Lagoon Platoon Giving Nature a Hand
CBS-8 TV: June 1, 2016 


Animal Trackers Hit San Elijo Lagoon Trails
The Coast News: June 3, 2016 (Print Only)

Lagoon Family Fun Day Engages All Ages in Spring Bird Watching
The Coast News: March 11, 2016


Waterway Cleanup Helps Treasured Lagoon Stay Healthy
North County Coastal Patch Sites: February 2, 2015

Interest in Birds Takes Off at Lagoon
San Diego Union-Tribune: January 4, 2016

Lagoon Photo Contest Open to All Ages
San Diego Union-Tribune: January 18, 2016

Lagoon Photo Contest Now Open (link N/A)
The Coast News: February 12, 2016


Not Littering Coast Highway Is the Norm
San Diego Reader: July 29, 2016

City Mourns Loss of First Mayor (Schlesinger)
The Coast News: February 19, 2016


10 Dog-Friendly Hikes in San Diego
Times of San Diego: September 06, 2016

Trail of the Month: Annie's Canyon Trail
San Diego Magazine: September 2016

21 Best Things to Do in Encinitas January 2016 


City of Encinitas Free EventsMarch, April, MayJuneJulyAugSepOctNov
City of Solana Beach Shorelines NewsletterSpring | Summer | Fall


2015: Conservancy In the News

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Give Local: 5 Encinitas Charities to Donate to this Holiday Season
Encinitas Magazine: Winter 2015-16

Recent Bluff Erosion Threatens Coast Highway
San Diego Union-Tribune: December 7, 2015

Matching Gift Challenge #LoveYourLagoon
San Diego Daily Real Estate: December 2, 2015

North County Philanthropy Council Volunteers of the Year (Sally Foster)
November 2015

Green Invasion: Showdown with the Bull Thistle
San Diego Reader: September 30, 2015

More Marine-Life Protection, From People Like You
San Diego Reader: September 1, 2015

Children Learn about Ladybugs at San Elijo Lagoon
KPBS: July 5, 2015

Coastal Rail Double-Tracking Effort Two-Thirds Complete
UT San Diego: May 10, 2015

Students Walk San Elijo Lagoon
UT San Diego: May 8, 2015

Leisure and Learning at the Lagoon
Del Sol Magazine: May/June 2015


Native Plants Nursery Opens at San Elijo Lagoon
San Diego Union Tribune October 22, 2015

New San Elijo Nursery Sows Native Plants
Encinitas Advocate October 22, 2015

Nursery to Build Community at San Elijo Lagoon
The Coast News: October 22, 2015

San Elijo Lagoon Nursery Effort Gets $8K Boost from Garden Club
North Coast Current: June 2, 2015


Clearing a Path from the Beach to the San Elijo Lagoon
KUSI TV: June 10, 2015

Workers Begin Dredging San Elijo Lagoon
KPBS TV/Radio: June 4, 2015

Crew Clears Sand From San Elijo Lagoon Connection to Ocean June 4, 2015

Dredging Aims to Keep Lagoon Healthy
San Diego Union-Tribune: June 4, 2015

Inlet Dredging Begins at San Elijo Lagoon
Encinitas Advocate: June 4, 2015

Ocean to Flow into Lagoon Mouth Again in June June 1, 2015

San Elijo Lagoon Dredging About to Begin June 1, 2015

Inlet Dredging to Begin at San Elijo Lagoon
Seaside Courier: June 2015


  • Fostering the Love: Encinitas Volunteer Sally Foster Helps 
    Conserve the Lagoon in Her Coastal Community
    92024 Magazine: Sep/Oct 2015

Photo Galleries

Social Calendar Listings:

JANUARY 13, 2015

Gateway Park, now Harbaugh Seaside Trails, on Final Push
UT San Diego: April 25, 2015

Focus Feature
Ranch & Coast Magazine: February 2015

Donation Preserves Future
UT San Diego: January 14, 2015

Gateway Park Renamed Harbaugh Trails
UT San Diego: January 13, 2015

Gateway Park Gets $1 Million Gift and New Name
The Coast News: January 14, 2015

Harbaugh Seaside Trails is New Name for Solana Beach's Gateway Property
Del Mar Times: January 14, 2015

Solana Beach Uses $1M Donation to Help Preserve Open Space
KPBS Radio: January 13, 2015

$1 Million Donor Secures Controversial Gateway Park in Solana Beach
Del Mar Times: January 9, 2015

Major Donation Secures Future of Gateway Park
CBS TV-8: January 13, 2015

KUSI-TV 9:35 am live and feature with Dan Plante (link N/A)


Escondido Foundation Gives $168K to Support Nature Programs
San Diego Union Tribune: September 29, 2015

Five Guided Walks Around Town
Red Tricycle: Fall 2015

Lecture: The Future of Wetlands in Southern CA
Seaside Courier: May 11, 2015

Wildlife Walks, Bird Counts at the Lagoon (Free May events)
UT San Diego: May 8, 2015



Family Discovery Days

Family Discovery Days

Family Discovery Days

Encinitas Arts & Culture Calendars
JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSep, Oct, DecJan


Encinitas to Pay $430K Stormwater Fine
UT San Diego: March 7, 2015 


2014: Conservancy in the News


SDGE Hosts 2nd Annual San Diego County Watershed Summit October 30, 2014

Encinitas Preservation Association offers Historical City Tour July 19 July 9, 2014

Inlet Dredging Begins at San Elijo Lagoon May 30, 2014


City Seeking Reallocation of $500,000 for Railroad Undercrossing
The Coast News: December 10, 2014

Solana Beach City Council Seeks to Redirect Parking Lot Funds to Build
Railroad Pedestrian Underpass 
 Del Mar Times: December 1, 2014

Looking Back at Lagoons
UT San Diego: October 20, 2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice EIR/EIS Draft Release

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration: Give Your Input by September 29
Solana Beach Shorelines: Fall 2014

Effort to Restore San Elijo Lagoon Ramps Up
UT San Diego: August 27, 2014

Public Review for San Elijo Lagoon Restoration
Del Mar Times: August 15, 2014

Input Sought for Lagoon Restoration
The Coast News: August 12, 2014

Lagoon Conservancy to Seek Public Comments on Restoration
Del Mar Times: August 8, 2014
Encinitas Advocate: August 7, 2014 

Draft Environmental Report Released for San Elijo Lagoon Restoration August 1, 2014

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration
Ranch & Coast Magazine July 2014

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration
Solana Beach Shorelines Summer 2014

Presentations Give Sneak Peek into Lagoon Restoration Process
The Coast News: May 21, 2014

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Seeks Public Feedback on Restoration Project
Solana Beach Sun: May 8, 2014 (link not live)

Plan to Restore San Elijo Lagoon
92024 & Del Sol Community Magazines: May/June 2014

Lagoon Restoration Community Survey (April 22-May 16, 2014) 

Plans in the Works to Save Local Lagoon
Seaside Courier: March 2014

Coastal Commission Tours I-5 North County Corridor
San Diego Reader: January 20, 2014


Solana Beach City Council Vote Accepts Gateway Land as Part of City's Conservation Legacy
Encinitas Advocate: November 24, 2014

New Gateway Property Sign Encourages Year-End Donations
Del Mar Times: April 22, 2014

Overlook Viewing of U-T California 10/20 at Gateway
Encinitas Arts Calendar February

Join Community Supporters in Saving Gateway Park
Solana Beach Shorelines: Winter 2013 (p.13)



San Diego Reader



Lagoon Conservancy Seeking Docents to Share Programs
Encinitas Advocate: August 15, 2014

Naturalists Needed at San Elijo Lagoon August

Solana Beach Fund Gives to Five Charities
Seaside Courier: July 16, 2014

City of Encinitas Arts & Culture Calendars 2014
AugustSeptember, October, NovemberDecember


Wildlife Walk in San Elijo Lagoon PSA
KPBS: June 14, 2014

San Elijo Stroll
UT San Diego: December 28, 2014

Community Calendars: Wildlife Walks January and February 
UT San Diego FebruaryMay

Community Calendars: Lagoon Walks February (Featured Feb. 1) and March
San Diego Reader February
UT San Diego February 


NOT-SO-SCARY ESTUARY (Family Discovery Days)

SPRING EGG-UCATION (Family Discovery Days)

Community Calendars: Spring EGG-ucation March March
San Diego Reader: March
Encinitas March Arts Calendar

WINGS OVER WETLANDS (Family Discovery Days)

KUSI-TV News February 26
Link unavailable

Watch the Bird Migration at Wings Over Wetlands Jan. 25-26 News & Features: January 22, 2014

Kids Meet Birds Up Close
UT San Diego: January 20, 2014

Migrating Birds Starting to Reach Warmer Temps
The Coast News: January 17, 2014

Community Calendars: Wings Over Wetlands
San Diego Reader
UT San Diego

Conservancy Receives Stewardship Award (Dec 2014)
San Elijo Native Plant Nursery
Solana Beach Shorelines Winter 2014/2015
Results of San Elijo Lagoon Cleanup September 26, 2014
San Elijo Lagoon Lovers Applaud Encinitas Move Against Invasive Plants July 18, 2014 (link unavailable)
Volunteers Needed for Lagoon Platoon
Seaside Courier: May 12, 2014
Del Mar Times: June 16, 2014

Native Planting Events at San Elijo Lagoon
Solana Beach Shorelines (p.13) Spring 2014
Community Calendars February 15, 2014
Paul Worthington Vehicle Donation
Staff Accountant May April/May 

2013: Conservancy In the News


Lagoons Nurture Wildlife, Wonder
U-T San Diego: December 8, 2013

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Walks (video) November 21, 2013

The Mysterious Lagoon (Flanders blog) November 8, 2013

Coastweeks Calendar / CA Coastal Cleanup Day
Events: Sep. 21-Oct. 13, 2013

County's App for Kids Works on Trails in Cardiff/Encinitas September 9, 2013

Encinitas community grants awarded to civic/arts programs (Family Discovery Days)
Encinitas Patch: July 10, 2013

Seeking Education Coordinator
Encinitas Patch: July 2013 Post


Holiday Guided Walks U-T San Diego Dec. 2013

Encinitas Arts Calendar December


Halloween-themed event at Nature Center
UT San Diego: October 17, 2013

Ocean Magazine Oct/Nov 2013 (p.26)

Halloween-Themed Lagoon Platoon October 2013

Encinitas Arts Calendar November
Encinitas Arts Calendar October
San Diego Reader
San Diego Family Fun

Retired Del Mar Teacher Continues to Teach at San Elijo Lagoon
Del Mar Times: September 5, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Resident Raises Awareness of Coastal Wetlands
Carmel Valley News: September 2, 2013

Encinitas Arts Calendar: September 2013
Solana Beach Shorelines: Fall 2013 
Docent Open House (UT San Diego)
Docent Open House (Encinitas Patch) and News Feed
Docent Open House (San Diego Reader)


Summer tours to offer special sights, sounds, and smells
Encinitas Patch: July 5, 2013

San Diego Reader
September Calendar Encinitas Arts

The Beauty, Wonder of Wetlands (free public walks)
Ocean Magazine: June/July 2013

92024 Magazine
Sep/Oct 2013

A Growing Passion (feature of Lagoon Platoon native habitat restoration)
KPBS TV (Nan Sterman, Host): May 2013

Del Mar Times: May 24, 2013

Announcement of Internships Winter 2013 December

Solana Beach Shorelines Summer 2013
Encinitas Arts Calendar Summer 2013

Kids earn an egg-ucation at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
Encinitas Patch: March 28, 2013

Spring into the weekend
Encinitas Patch: March 23/24, 2013

Reptiles to be focus of Nature Discovery Days
UT San Diego: March 15, 2013

Spring Programs at San Elijo Lagoon
March CBS-TV 8 calendar

Encinitas Patch
San Diego Reader
UT San Diego

Wings Over Wetlands Family Discovery Days
San Diego Family Magazine: January 2013

Laugh, Surf and Fly into the Weekend: January 26-27
Encinitas Patch: January 25, 2013

Outdoor Destinations (Wildlife Walks)
UT San Diego: January 5, 2013


Commentary: Solana Beach Beat (Gerri Retman-Opper)
Seaside Courier: December 2013

Join Community Supporters in Saving Gateway Park
Solana Beach Shorelines Winter 2013 (p.13)

Update on The Campaign for Gateway Park
Solana Beach Shorelines: Summer 2013

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy within reach of buying Gateway property
The Coast News: April 30, 2013

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy launches fundraiser challenge
Encinitas April 7, 2013

Gateway lagoon property still at risk; funding still needed
Del Mar Times: March 26, 2013

King tide to bring 'big bird buffet' this week
Encinitas Patch: February 7, 2013

Conservancy Major Donor Reception
Ranch & Coast Magazine: January 2013


Birds of a Feather Gala (Slideshow)
Del Mar Times: August 21, 2013

Birds of a Feather eBlast
Ranch & Coast: August 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club to Host Birds of a Feather Gala
Rancho Santa Fe Review: August 8, 2013

Birds of a Feather Gala
Earth8 (KFMB-TV) Community Calendar 2013

Gala Tickets Now on Sale June 12, 2013

Birds of a Feather
Ranch & Coast Magazine: June 2013

Summer Programs at San Elijo Lagoon (see Public Programs above)

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy seeks donations for silent auction April 9, 2013 and One News Page

San Diego Reader


Encinitas Faces $430K Fine for Runoff at Park Site
U-T San Diego: December 7, 2013

Landowner Permissions Database (p. 7-8)
California Society for Ecological Restoration Ecesis Magazine: Spring 2013

San Diego's Most Notable Parks
UT San Diego: November 1, 2013

Expanded Animal Guide August 2013

Honorable Mention: Coastkeeper's Water Wise Award
Presented June 4, 2013 for protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, and drinkable water

San Elijo Lagoon Inlet Excavation Wraps Up (video) May 17, 2013

Excavation to improve health of San Elijo Lagoon
The Coast News: May 15, 2013 (subscriber sign in)

USA: Dredging Kicks off at San Elijo Lagoon May 14, 2013

Dredging begins at San Elijo Lagoon
UT San Diego: May 13, 2013

San Elijo Lagoon Inlet Excavation to begin Monday May 9, 2013

Water district to hunt for new well site
UT San Diego: April 23, 2013

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project Final Design
Coastal Conservancy Staff Report: April 18, 2013

County plans to place educational kiosks along San Elijo Lagoon trails April 9, 2013

OMWD continues pursuit of groundwater
The Coast News: March 29, 2013

San Elijo drilling project has mixed results
KPBS: January 7, 2013


2012: Conservancy In the News

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Wildlife & Scientific Monitoring

San Diego County's evolving water supply
KPBS: December 20, 2012

Scientists wrap up groundwater testing, quality analysis to come next
The Coast News: December 20, 2012

Coastal Community Foundation 25th Anniversary: 
Recognition of 25 leading nonprofits 

Fall 2012

Research well project yields less water than hoped
UT San Diego: December 26, 2012

San Elijo Lagoon well could yield drinking water
UT San Diego: December 5, 2012

Scientists gauge viability of water source
The Coast News: November 29, 2012 (log-in or create acct.)

Scientists on the hunt for usable water
UT San Diego: November 20, 2012

Submerged Dumpsite found in Encinitas
NBC 7/39 TV: September 14, 2012

Submerged debris presents complex cleanup challenge
UT San Diego: September 15, 2012

Odd items make for unusual cleanup effort
UT San Diego: September 12, 2012

ENCINITAS: Submerged dumpsite found in San Elijo Lagoon
North County Times: September 12, 2012

Saving the rainforests a metre at a time
Caymanian Compass: August 2012

CalTrans I-5 Expansion Plan Addresses Lagoon Concerns
KGTV-10 News: August 31, 2012

Hand-raised clapper rails released into the wild
The Coast News: August 28, 2012

Endangered birds find refuge at San Elijo Lagoon
UT San Diego: August 22, 2012

Clapper Rails Released in the Reserve
KFMB TV Channel 8: August 16, 2012

Endangered birds released into flourishing San Elijo Lagoon
Del Mar Times: August 20, 2012

Clapper Rails fly into the wild at San Elijo Lagoon
North County Times: August 16, 2012

Fly, Fly, Away
Associated Press August 16, 2012

San Elijo Lagoon Hike
CoastWalk California Fall 2012

Exit The Highway: Audubon San Diego Itineraries
Audubon & Toyota Summer 2012 

San Elijo Lagoon Trail Review July 2012

San Elijo Lagoon County Ecological Reserve (Hiking)
San Diego Reader: July 18, 2012

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy now offers online animal guide July 15, 2012

Environment: Critical habitat identified for western snowy plover
North County Times: June 19, 2012

Seeds of destruction: Group works to clear invasive plants
North Coast Current: May 28, 2012

Readers' Editorial: Protecting our Natural Resources 
East County Magazine: May 22, 2012

Coyotes stalk pets in Solana Beach
NBC San Diego: May 12, 2012

If you see giant machines in Cardiff, it's just lagoon maintenance April 26, 2012

The Campaign for Gateway Park

What Name Goes Here?
Solana Beach Shorelines Winter 2013

Conservancy releases video of its 2012 efforts December 20, 2012

Premier San Diego coastal site announces donor naming opportunity
Rancho Santa Fe Review: October 18, 2012

Naming rights for Gateway property open to bidders
The Coast News: October 18, 2012

Naming rights for lagoon property up for grabs
The San Diego Reader: October 18, 2012

Solana Beach council holds off on 10-mile benefit race
Del Mar Times: August 24, 2012

Nonprofit still working to ensure lagoon is saved
The Coast News: August 17, 2012

Photo Contest: Show Us the Beauty of Gateway Park August 2012

Lagoon conservancy needs our help
Coast News: June 14, 2012

Lagoon group begins effort to repay loan fast
UT San Diego: June 10, 2012

Stewards of lagoon continue efforts
The Coast News: April 25, 2012

Community Habitat Restoration at Gateway Park April 16, 2012

Solana Beach resident wins fight for protection of Gateway Property
Del Mar Times: March 19, 2012

San Elijo Lagoon Best Local Hike, Patch Readers Say March 9, 2012

County Supervisor Slater-Prices recognizes open space advocate
San Diego County News: March 8, 2012

Community celebrates purchase of Gateway Property
The Coast News: March 7, 2012

Solana Beach celebrates conservation
Solana Beach Sun: March 5, 2012

Gateway Park (pdf)
Solana Beach Shorelines: March 2012

The newest land: Gateway Park
KUSI-TV: March 2, 2012

Gateway Park restoration plans begin February 13, 2012

Conservancy buys high-profile Cardiff property
San Diego Business Journal: January 4, 2012

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy buys parcel for open space
Del Mar Times: January. 4, 2012

Solana Beach: Lagoon group purchases long-awaited Gateway property
North County Times: December 30, 2011

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy buys landmark Gateway property December 30, 2011

Prime coastal parcel's open space secured by conservancy's purchase
San Diego Union-Tribune: December 27, 2011

Additional 2012 Land Acquisitions

SANDAG acquires environmentally-sensitive land in Encinitas
EncinitasPatch: January 27, 2012

Public Programs

Slater-Price legacy: environmental advocacy and arts support
UT San Diego: December 30, 2012

Wildlife Walks on Santa Inez Trail (Winter 2013)
San Diego Reader: December 19, 2012
UT San Diego Things To Do: December 20, 2012

Wings Over Wetlands
Family Discovery Days Calendar Listings

UT San Diego: December 19, 2012
Encinitas Patch: December 19, 2012

R. Roger Rowe School demonstrates a commitment to 'Acts of Kindness'
Rancho Santa Fe Review: November 14, 2012

Not-So-Scary Estuary
Family Discovery Days Editorial

Encinitas Patch: October 10, 2012 
UT San Diego

Docent training a fulfilling experience for local resident
Rancho Santa Fe Review: September 4, 2012

Docent Open House 2012
Del Mar Times
North County Times: Elements section
North County Times: GO! section
San Diego Reader
UT San Diego

Summer in San Elijo Lagoon
Del Mar Times: June 21, 2012

Summer Events at San Elijo Lagoon
The Coast News: July 1, 2012

Native San Elijo Lagoon
Family Discovery Days Calendar Editorial

Go! Sports and Outdoors North County Times July 1, 2012
UTSanDiego: June 2012
San Diego Reader: June 18, 2012
GO! Community Events North County Times: June 25, 2012
Del Mar Times: June 24, 2012
SoCalKids San Diego: June 2012

Summer Evening Walks 
Calendar Editorial
North County Times: Take Walk on the Wild Side (August 14)

North County Times: July 17
Solana Beach Shorelines: Summer 2012
San Diego Reader: June 2012
UTSanDiego: June 2012
SoCalKids San Diego: June 2012

Free Things to do in Encinitas
HubPages June 2012

Their champion leaving, Culterati seek arts-friendly supe
Voice of San Diego: June 11, 2012

Region: Arts, business groups to plead for North County grants
North County Times: June 11, 2012

ENCINITAS: Arts Alive Banners Ready for Auction
North County Times: May 18, 2012

Planting Coastal Sages Restoration Event March 14, 2012

Spring EGG-ucation 
Family Discovery Days Calendar Editorial March 14, 2012
Things to do UT San Diego: March 10, 2012
First 5 San Diego: March 2012

Wings Over Wetlands 
Family Discovery Days Calendar Editorial Jan. 2011 Jan. 4, 2011
San Diego Reader: Jan. 2, 2011

People in the News

Meet the Previous Winners of Cox Conserves Heroes: Denise Stillinger
Cox Conserves Heroes 2012 Contest

Lagoon conservancy board member of 25 years receives prestigious honor
Del Mar Times: June 19, 2012

Encinitas: Retiring college dean leaving behind a legacy at San Elijo Campus
North County Times: June 11, 2012

Al Gore's New Girlfriend
ABC News: May 18, 2012
Also in DailyBeast


2011: Conservancy In the News

Land Acquisitions

Gateway Park Project

Conservancy buys high-profile Cardiff property
San Diego Business Journal: Jan. 4, 2012

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy buys parcel for open space
Del Mar Times: Jan. 4, 2012

Solana Beach: Lagoon group purchases long-awaited Gateway property
North County Times: Dec. 30, 2011

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy buys landmark Gateway property Dec. 30, 2011

Prime coastal parcel's open space secured by conservancy's purchase
San Diego Union-Tribune: Dec. 27, 2011

Public Programs

Social Scene: Lagoon fundraiser a 'feather' in its cap
North County Times: Nov. 20, 2011

Community celebrates a 'not-so-scary' estuary at San Elijo Lagoon Oct. 29, 2011

Not-so-Scary Estuary treats children to tour of San Elijo Lagoon
Earth8 CBS: Oct. 19, 2011 Blog: Thought-provoking Not-so-Scary Estuary
October 2011

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy's volunteers recognized Oct. 18, 2011

Not-So-Scary Estuary Family Days Oct. 13, 2011

Birds of a Feather 25th Anniversary Gala
San Diego Magazine Charitable Events Registry: Sep. 2011

Birds of a Feather Gala
North County Times FYI Datebook: Sep. 6, 2011

Birds of a Feather Gala Sep. 2011

Volunteers needed for San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego Community Calendar Oct. 2011

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy seeks help from volunteers
The Coast News: Aug. 26, 2011

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in need of volunteer docents Aug. 23, 2011

Docent-Naturalist Openings
Solana Beach Shorelines: Summer 2011

San Elijo Lagoon offers insight to local history
North County Times: Jul. 28, 2011

Family Discovery Days: North County Best Bets Jul. 28, 2011

Public Walks
North County Times: May 27, 2011

Scientific Monitoring and Restoration Activities

Growers, biologists debate invasive plant list
North County Times: Sep. 4, 2011

Officials assess water contamination after sewage spill in Escondido, authorities say
North County Times: Aug. 31, 2011

A look at the state of the city's waterways Apr. 15, 2011

Spring Cleaning at the Lagoon Inlet
April 14-21, 2011

North County's effort to help endangered birds
Fox5 San Diego: Mar. 9, 2011

San Elijo Lagoon project aims to benefit threatened birds
Del Mar Times: Mar. 3, 2011

Seed Planting Restoration Party
San Diego Reader: Jan. 15, 2011

People in the News

Cox Conserves Heroes: Results (web page)
September 2011

Cox names pair of conservation 'heroes' Aug. 21, 2011

Cox Conserves Heroes (Denise Stillinger)
Channel 4 San Diego (August 2011)

Stillinger committed to conservation
Solana Beach Sun Lifestyles: June 30, 2011

2010: Conservancy in the News

The quiet end of San Elijo Lagoon
San Diego Union-Tribune: Nov. 29, 2010

Conservancy brings lagoon lessons to life
San Diego Union-Tribune: Oct. 17, 2010

Lagoon mouth gets annual cleaning 
San Diego Union-Tribune: Apr. 20, 2010



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Doug Gibson, Executive Director | Principal Scientist
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
doug [at] sanelijo [dot] org
(760) 436-3944 x 707