San Elijo Lagoon

Encinitas enters into park fine negotiations

Encinitas enters into park fine negotiations

ENCINITAS — The city and USS Cal Builders entered into settlement negotiations with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board in hopes of reducing a $430,850 fine for sediment from the Encinitas Community Park entering downstream waterways.

Migrating birds starting to reach warmer temps

Migrating birds starting to reach warmer temps

ENCINITAS — It isn’t necessarily the spotting of a rare bird migrating to the area that captures the attentions and excitement of Doug Gibson, the executive director and principal scientist with the San Elijo Nature Center.

Encinitas faces fine for community park drainage

Encinitas faces fine for community park drainage

ENCINITAS — The city could have to pay up to $430,900 due to sediment from the Encinitas Community Park entering downstream waterways, along with other alleged violations.

Excavation to improve health of the San Elijo Lagoon

Excavation to improve health of the San Elijo Lagoon

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — On Monday, earthmovers began carting more than 25,000 cubic yards of sand out of the San Elijo Lagoon and onto the beach.

OMWD continues  pursuit of groundwater

OMWD continues pursuit of groundwater

ENCINITAS — The OMWD (Olivenhain Municipal Water District) proved that there is more than a passing interest in groundwater desalination at its board meeting on Wednesday.

Scientists wrap up groundwater testing, quality analysis to come next

Scientists wrap up groundwater testing, quality analysis to come next

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — For two months, scientists drilled a test well at the San Elijo Lagoon with the aim of finding potable water for the Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD).

Scientists gauge viability of water source

Scientists gauge viability of water source

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — San Diego imports more than 70 percent of its water.

Hand-raised clapper rails released into the wild

Hand-raised clapper rails released into the wild

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — It was a good day for endangered light-footed clapper rails as seven hand-raised birds were released into the 915-acre San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy recently. 

Nonprofit still working to ensure lagoon is saved

Nonprofit still working to ensure lagoon is saved

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — Thousands of travelers soak in the captivating view of the ocean, lagoon and cliffs while traversing on the Pacific Coast Hwy. 101 from Solana Beach to Cardiff.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy adds 3.4 acres

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy adds 3.4 acres

SOLANA BEACH — In a “generational acquisition” the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy acquired the Gateway Park Project east of Coast Highway 101. The purchase will preserve 3.4 acres of lagoon habitat and protect the view corridor as visitors enter Solana Beach. The flat land parcel with bluffs that overlook the lagoon is home to numerous […]