Surfing into Science

Cutting-edge technology monitors surfing conditions before, during, and after San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Conservancy Scientific Program Director Tim Stillinger heads out for a surf using one of three customized Christenson boards (black dot is the GPS sensor) for the Reviving Your Wetlands Surf Monitoring study. While many surfers are riding waves for pleasure and exercise,…Read more »

Why are We Reviving Our Wetlands?

Envision the future—the why—guiding what we are now restoring Prior to development around and across San Elijo Lagoon, the connection to the ocean—the inlet—periodically closed and broke open again. The lagoon no longer opens naturally and we manually open the inlet each year. Because of historic transportation infrastructure, the present pattern and extent of circulation…Read more »