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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.

Harbaugh Seaside Trails

  • Trail Rating: Easy

Cherished for its open space and expansive marine views, Harbaugh Seaside Trails is ideal for dog walking, sunset watching, and peaceful contemplation in nature.

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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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Virtual Connections | Sea Turtles

  • Feb 18 | 45 minutes (online) experience

Discover the underwater lives of amazing ocean animals on third Thursdays. In February, get to know the Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtle in livestream. Plus, local high school environmental leaders will guide an online animal craft. Participants can feel more connected about how habitats can thrive with Marine Protected Areas.

Virtual Connections | Sea Turtles

Virtual Connections | SoCal Sharks

  • Mar 18 | 45 minutes (online) experience

Log in to meet the sharks offshore, including the species of Leopard, Horn, Swell and Grey Smooth Hound sharks. Most sharks, like these, are harmless to people. Plus, high school environmental leaders will guide an online animal craft. Participants can feel more connected about how we need sharks to thrive with the help of Marine Protected Areas.

Virtual Connections | SoCal Sharks

With Nature Collective, there’s something for everyone!

More To Explore

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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Harbaugh Seaside Trails

Cherished for its open space and expansive marine views, Harbaugh Seaside Trails is ideal for dog walking, sunset watching, and peaceful contemplation in nature. 

Learn More