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Who We Are

Working to connect trails in the coastal San Diego wetlands, we help people experience nature and inspire a love for protecting the land. The Nature Collective (formerly the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy) is a group of scientists + nature enthusiasts who want future generations to appreciate – and preserve – the living world.

Press Releases

Making news as we offer things to do in North County San Diego, and beyond!

 

Cardiff State Beach Living Shore Beach Living Shoreline Dedicated 

North County San Diego residents and officials today celebrated the opening of the Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline project. The half-mile coastal area located at Cardiff State Beach was created to add a ‘living shoreline’ sand dune system to protect Coast Highway 101 from ocean surges.

Please see approved photo section below for downloadable images.

Improvements Begin on North County’s Harbaugh Seaside Trails

A view of the Lagoon and Pacific Ocean from the site of Harbaugh Seaside Trails, expected to open in early 2020.

Encinitas Environmental Award:

City of Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear awards the Encinitas Excellence in Environmental Stewardship Award to Doug Gibson, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Executive Director and Principal Scientist on October 7, 2018 at the annual Surfing Madonna Beach Run. Photo by Jim Wang

Recent Media Mentions

We are Nature Collective
Protecting California’s Coast with Armor and Habitat

KPBS-NPR: March 26, 2019

Everything to Know About Restoring San Elijo Lagoon
San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Progressing Fast into Next Phase

Approved Photos

You are free to use these photos with permission as long as you include the photographer’s credit and send an email with the link to where they are being used to [email protected].

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Cardiff State Beach Dedication Ceremony

Credit: Nature Collective

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Native Sand Verbena at Cardiff Living Shoreline

Credit: California State Parks

 

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Cardiff State Beach Before Cardiff Living Shoreline Project

Credit: California State Parks

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Cardiff State Beach After Cardiff Living Shoreline Project

Credit: California State Parks

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Beach Access at Cardiff Living Shoreline

Credit: California State Parks

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Lagoon Colors At Sunset

Credit: Terry Rodgers

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Excavation in the Lagoon

Credit: Todd McWethy

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Nature Amphitheater

Credit: Todd McWethy

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Lagoon Marsh

Credit: Todd McWethy

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Volunteers At The Lagoon

Credit: Nature Collective

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Lagoon Overlook From Trail

Credit: Lorenzo Menendez

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Lagoon With Clouds

Credit: Kamala Venkatesh

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Slot Canyons

Credit: Nature Collective

Media Resources

Impact Report 2017: Rooted in Flight

Impact Report 2017:
Rooted in Flight

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Lagoon Tidings Magazine

Lagoon Tidings Magazine

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Lagoon Connections Blog

Lagoon Connections Blog

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Lagoon Views e-Newsletter

Lagoon Views
e-Newsletter

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Reach Out

Please direct all media inquiries to Doug or Jennifer:

Doug Gibson

Executive Director | Principal Scientist
858.704.4552

Jennifer Bright

Development + Community Relations Director
858.704.4560