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Connect. Experience. Protect.

Meet San Diego’s Nature Connection

Enjoy San Diego’s one-of-a-kind natural wonders, from marshlands to a famous slot canyon. Convenient to America’s Finest City, you can explore nature anytime.

Nature Collective connects lands and hiking trails, provides experiences for people to fall in love with nature, and protects the beauty all around us. We’re a nonprofit that stewards lands like the San Elijo Lagoon – and offers engaging events for one and all.

We think inclusively and diversely when serving those growing up devoid of nature, those who remember nature and want to connect back to it, and those who already have an affinity with nature. We envision a world where everyone experiences, connects with, and protects nature.

Connect

Join your community at the Nature Collective
Not So Scary Fall Festival
17

Oct

Not So Scary Fall Festival

3 hours

Discover hoots + howls at our nature-themed Halloween Family Day! Costumes are encouraged! Kids can join hands-on interactive activities, from…

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Discovery Tour
06

Nov

Discovery Tour

1 Hour

Discover the beauty of San Elijo Lagoon: where fresh water and salt water meet and mix, where migratory and resident…

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Family Fun Day
07

Nov

Family Fun Day

2 Hours

Join our Family Fun Day: Plants + Trees! Enjoy hands-on nature themed activities, from craft-making to animal encounters. Nature Collective…

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Experience

Discover lagoon hikes in San Diego & more
  • Hike the Nature Center Loop Trail

    45 minutes. Easy.

  • N. Rios Trail (West)

  • Annie's Canyon Trail via Solana Hills Trail

Protect

Learn about our latest restoration projects
San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project

The San Elijo Lagoon Restoration, called Reviving Your Wetlands, is one of the largest restoration projects in California.

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Tidal Circulation

We ensure nearly year-round tidal circulation within the San Elijo Lagoon to maintain the health of the ecosystem. 

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Habitat Restoration

We monitor and remove invasive plants, and revegetate our lands with beautiful native plants so native wildlife can use them. 

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