Lagoon Platoon community habitat restoration

Volunteer with San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Supporting San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy takes many forms, from financial gifts, to rolling up shirt sleeves. Many people find that volunteering opens new doors of opportunity—not only are you working outdoors in a special place, you’re alongside others who share your love for nature and for keeping it wild and healthy. 

Volunteers in Lagoon Platoon community habitat restoration tackle invasive weeds in disturbed areas of the reserve. They plant native species, remove debris, improve trails, and help with other work as needed during the seasons.


Join the team of volunteer naturalists who lead walks for school children on weekdays, and for the public on weekends. Naturalists also participate in nature-themed events held seasonally at the nature center.


Our staff works closely with interns to develop enriching field experiences and career-building opportunities. Interns can develop expertise in several conservation fields through direct work in habitat monitoring, co-leading field trips and camps, plant propagation, trail enhancement, and more.



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