New Tidal Channels at San Elijo Lagoon

East Basin Dredging Begins. Dredging Resumes in Central Basin Mid-November. Is it November already?! Just after Thanksgiving last year the San Elijo Lagoon Restoration, also known as Reviving Your Wetlands, was officially launched in a public ceremony. Fast-forward to November 2018 and the changes are amazing as they unfold. Restoration is progressing efficiently and ahead…Read more »

Encinitas Loves Their Local Lagoon Conservancy

We Were Recognized as a Leading Organization in the Annual Encinitas Environmental Award Program 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 start to the annual Surfing Madonna Beach Run. Photo…Read more »

Tidal Flushing & Algal Bloom

Naturally Decomposing Coralline Algae Reappears.  If you have surfed, swam or walked the shores in Cardiff-by-the-Sea lately, you might be wondering, What is that smell?  Seaweed in the lagoon’s inlet is doing its thing — decomposing — and creating a sulfur-like scent. Click on the previously recorded video below to learn more about this naturally occurring event…Read more »

Tides In & Out

The next tidal flushing – Reviving Your Wetlands lagoon restoration – begins Friday, August 31 Our last tidal flushing August 10-12 was a success! One of our goals with that flushing was to allow salt water to flow a bit farther into the southeast side of the Central basin and provide much-needed water to habitat that…Read more »