LAGOON PLATOON


Lagoon Platoon Volunteers plant native coastal sage scrub vegetation along Santa Carina trail.

Community Volunteers Revitalize the Reserve.
 

LAGOON PLATOON EVENTS: 3rd Saturdays

Join the thrill of hands-on conservation in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve with Lagoon Platoon. All the tools for restoration are provided, and gardening experience is not necessary. Each Lagoon Platoon event is led by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy biologists, who oversee activities and will lead participants on tours of each restoration site. Refreshments are provided. You can help with native seed collection, planting, invasive weed removal, trail maintenance, and propagation efforts in the San Elijo Nursery
 
LAGOON PLATOON STEWARDS: Weekly
Our dedicated Stewards help behind-the-scenes on Wednesdays. You can learn and apply technical habitat restoration practices while enjoying the beauty of San Elijo Lagoon. Read about our Stewards of the Season. Inquire at platoon [at] sanelijo [dot] org

RESTORATION SUCCESSES 2016
Your efforts benefit wildlife and create special places for our community.
 
January 16, 2016 Santa Carina 
Lagoon Platoon volunteers finished planting the restoration site started last month: 380 native coastal sage scrub plants were installed at our newest Santa Carina restoration site. Watering basins were constructed, plant protectors were placed, and the plants were watered in. Volunteers enjoyed a nature hike where we watched for birds and mule deer and learned about local wildlife. Thank you to everyone who helped install our newest Santa Carina restoration site!
 

 

DIG IN:
 

Saturday, June 18: 8-11 am

Get ready for some heavy lifting. Partcipants will assist staff biologists in building new dune habitat for birds, like the Snowy Plover and Least Tern, in the lagoon’s west basin. Must be able to carry and relocate 25 lb buckets of sand.
 
Saturday, July 16: 9 am - 1 pm
Assist staff biologists with invasive plant removal and seed collection.
 

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YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Complete Minor Volunteer Information Form and bring with you.
 
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CONTACT
Joe DeWolf, Community Restoration Specialist
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
joe [at] sanelijo [dot] org | (760) 436-3944 x 709