Dedicated to the restoration of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, its associated uplands and the preservation of land for scenic, historic, educational, recreational, agricultural, scenic and open space opportunities.

Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works directly with California State Parks and other key stakeholder groups to protect, restore, enhance and preserve Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, a State Marsh Natural Preserve.

Lagoon Enhancement Plan Update

The Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation recently completed an update of the 1985 Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan to revisit and revise adaptive strategies to restore, enhance and preserve the Lagoon and its ecosystem services.  The updated Lagoon Enhancement Plan includes conceptual plans for large-scale restoration and enhancement of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon’s native habitats; improvements to public access around the Lagoon; and projects to protect public safety from airborne vectors.  

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Torrey Pines State Reserve, Calif.
As of 12:04 am PDT December 16, 2018
Temp: 13.5 °C
Humidity: 94 %
Wind: 3 km/h
Pressure: 1021.0 hPa

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CEQA certification for updated Lagoon Enhancement Plan

LPLF is currently working to certify the updated Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). LPLF will work collaboratively with its project team to develop a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) in consultation with key stakeholders that include resource agency staff, experts in the field of wetland ecology, and members of the public.

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Annual Inlet Maintenance

Since 1985, LPLF has performed mechanical openings of the inlet to restore tidal connectivity within lagoon channels to preserve and protect lagoon health and to reduce airborne vectors that thrive during extended inlet closures. Click on the image to find out more and recent efforts to keep the inlet open.

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