RESTORING SAN ELIJO LAGOON For Nature & For You



 

Imagine the flow of healthy waters and an increase in wildlife diversity 
at San Elijo Lagoon. New 
trail connections will be worth the wait.

San Elijo Lagoon CONSERVANCY is guiding the $102 million Reviving Your Wetlands lagoon restoration and enhancement project, estimated to conclude in early 2021. 

LATEST NEWS: Restoration is Underway
Phase I of the 4-Phase Project Includes:
 
  • Clearing vegetation and constructing a series of dikes along the main lagoon channel and inlet to control water elevations and turbidity
  • Creating a 40-foot deep overdredge pit in the central basin. Approximately 450,000-cubic yards of high-quality sand will be removed and used for beach sand replenishment at Fletcher Cover and Cardiff State Beach.
  • San Elijo Lagoon Improvement Maps

Subsequent phases of the project will include dredging various channels within the lagoon to increase tidal flow and improve the overall health of the lagoon, establishing new wetland habitat for the lagoon’s diverse wildlife, and creating new pedestrian trails within the lagoon.

ABOUT RESTORATION

The San Elijo Lagoon Restoration project is designed to be resilient with sea level rise in our changing climate. Reviving our wetlands means improving tidal circulation in the lagoon. Lands and waters will be enhanced for native plants and animals—including threatened and endangered species. Our access and education opportunities will expand as we continue to protect sensitive natural resources. 

San Elijo Lagoon RestorationReviving Your Wetlandsis part of the first phase of construction for the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program, known as Build NCC. 

 

REVIVING YOUR WETLANDS

Frequently Asked Questions
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Final EIR/EIS Document
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LAGOON CONNECTIONS

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 BE SAFE. Your patience is appreciated as new trail connections will be worth the wait.

 

North Coast Corridor
Build NCC

HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS

RAIL IMPROVEMENTS

BIKE | PEDESTRIAN & COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENTS

OUR VISION is a world where biodiversity is protected and people act to conserve nature and embrace it as central to a healthy community. OUR MISSION is to protect and restore the resources of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, its watershed, and related ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.

Restoration [at] SanElijo [dot] org | 760-436-3944 x713