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San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

Facility features an array of interactive exhibits exploring the natural and cultural history of the San Elijo Lagoon, one of the few remaining coastal wetlands in our area.

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Browse through the state-of-the-art nature exhibits, and learn about the Native Americans who once lived there. Take in spectacular views from the observation deck upstairs. The contemporary Center makes use of natural and recycled building materials, abounding with energy efficient features throughout. Not only is this the largest coastal wetland in San Diego County and habitat for hundreds of species of birds, but you’ll find over 700 plant and animal species within its 1000 acres. Walking along the waterside trails, you may hear the fish slap their tails as they leap out of the water. Look, listen and breathe in the abundant natural wonders. Don’t forget your sketchpad, camera and pic-nic lunch! The Nature Center and Reserve are open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and Saturday guided walks are free. The parking lot includes handicapped parking and a special parking spot for hybrid vehicles! Now that’s just plain eco-friendly.

July 25, 2009

HOLLER for San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

docent-led walks provide nature's habitat trail information. or use the center's trail guide maps for independent trail walks. the flora and fauna are abundant and it is a peaceful haven just off the din and chaos of Manchester Road/I-5 traffic - you deserve this special treat.

April 18, 2013

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4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
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