Local watersheds and lagoons

San Diego Coastkeeper is a local organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of  swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.  A recent article in the San Diego Union Tribune summarizes the 2014 state of the local watershed based up the SD Coastkeeper data gathered by local citizen scientist teams.  Click here to read the March 2015 article.

Preserve Calavera has its own Coastkeeper team that monitors Buena Vista Creek at 3 locations every other month.

For more information on the 3 lagoons within Carlsbad visit their foundation sites:

Encinas Creek

On July 26, 2014 volunteers with San Diego Canyonlands led a hike along the Encinas Creek in Carlsbad with the goal of having local residents begin monitoring this watershed. This small creek has its headwaters behind the new Lowe’s on Palomar Airport Road.  As part of the hike Carlsbad deputy fire marshal Greg Ryan spoke to the group about wildfires – in particular vegetation in yards and in the defensible space surrounding those yards.

photo by J. Cannon

photo by J. Cannon












Unusual find on the hike:

Exotic nutmeg mannikin Photo by J. Cannon

Exotic nutmeg mannikin
Photo by J. Cannon