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Venture into the great outdoors with Nature Collective!

Whether you’re a San Diegan or visiting on vacation, come explore our lands. Looking for things to do in San Diego today – or any day? See what we’re up to! Our organization offers events, hikes, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Slot Canyons

  • Moderate – Hard

Venture into a rare rock formation. From the top, hikers see stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Santa Inez trail

  • Easy

Abundant wildflowers in springtime. Peaceful scenery year-round. Pass by our Native Plant Nursery at the beginning or end of your trek.

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Native Plants + Cleanup Day

Creek to Bay Cleanup

  • April 25, 2020: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join the Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup at Harbaugh Seaside Trails, with our partner I Love A Clean San Diego. This is a great volunteer opportunity to meet others with a passion for helping native habitats in one of our newest saved lands. A biologist oversees the event.

Creek to Bay Cleanup
Lagoon In Bloom Family Discovery Day

Lagoon In Bloom

  • May 3, 2020: 10 am-3 pm

As warmer days bring butterflies, birds and pollinators over flowering plants it is time for the annual Lagoon In Bloom Family Discovery Day. Save the date for Sunday, May 3 and join your community at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Kids and families can meet baby lagoon animals with wildlife experts. Arts and crafts, and outdoor games make this an exciting event as we welcome the season. Lagoon In Bloom is co-presented by Nature Collective + County of San Diego Parks and Recreation. With additional funding by City of Encinitas Community Grant.

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With Nature Collective, there’s something for everyone!

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Bird Counts

Explore monthly bird counts and comparative tables for bird species that have been observed in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.

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San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project

Learn about the work being done to Revive Our Wetlands at San Elijo Lagoon.

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Annie's Canyon Trail

Discover the beauty of Annie’s Canyon’s naturally eroding sandstone walls and panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and the San Elijo Lagoon from the top. 

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