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LAGOON DAY 2017 | Download printable flyer

Come for a day of family-friendly events! On Saturday, May 20 from 8:30am to 2pm, the Del Mar Lagoon Committee is planning a day of fun for all ages at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom, located east of San Andreas and just below Via de la Valle. At 8:30am, a San Dieguito River Park Ranger will lead interested participants on a bird walk. At 10am, Wild Wonders will present live native birds, reptiles, and mammals. This will be followed by three hours of events including art projects, hands-on science, and animal identification games. Admission is free and participants may drop in at any time.

Bird Walk (8:30 am)

Wild Wonders: Presentation of native birds, mammals, and reptiles (10:00 am)

Family-oriented Events (11:00 am–2:00 pm):

Birds and Binoculars - Participants will use binoculars and telescopes to observe and learn about the bird species found in the lagoon.

The Art of Nature - Participants will utilize specimens collected from the Lagoon to create artwork.

Seedballs - Participants will mix native seed and soil to create seedballs which will then be distributed within the Park to increase native plant communities.

Animals of the Park - Participants will try to properly identify a skull to the correct animal and then learn about the their importance in the environment.

Marine Life - Biologists will have aquatic animals they have caught in the lagoon to observe and learn about their role in marine ecosystem.


Marine Science Institute
San Dieguito Lagoon Committee
San Dieguito River Park
San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
Wild Wonders


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Our Mission

The San Dieguito Lagoon Committee is charged with overseeing the preservation and enhancement of the San Dieguito Lagoon. The committee participates on both local and regional levels. Locally, the committee monitors the health and potential impacts to the Lagoon, investigates additional public access opportunities, and develops educational programs to raise public awareness of this amazing habitat.

Regionally, the committee participates in on-going programs of the San Dieguito River Valley JPA, including lagoon restoration plans, monitoring developments that may have an adverse effect on the Lagoon, and trail development. The committee recently oversaw the design and construction of River Path Del Mar, a meandering path along the southern bank of the Lagoon east of Jimmy Durante Blvd. As urban development further encroaches into the county's open spaces, the Lagoon Committee works hard to preserve the San Dieguito Lagoon as a regional treasure and to enhance the Lagoon's function, health, and accessibility.


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San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy