Welcome to the Press Room! Here’s where you’ll find news articles, third-party reports and notifications about Los Peñasquitos Lagoon and its watershed or regional issues that can greatly impact this State Marsh Natural Preserve (e.g. beach nourishment projects). Click on the links or images below to find out what’s going on and how you can help protect Los Peñasquitos Lagoon and its valuable resources and ecosystem services.

Regional Beach Nourishment Projects and their Impact on Inlet Maintenance

Restoring tidal circulation within Los Peñasquitos Lagoon in 2016 required six separate efforts to mechanically remove over 75,000 cubic yards (cy) of sand from the Lagoon’s inlet and Torrey Pines State Beach.  This was a record-setting year as typical efforts require only one mechanical opening to remove just under 35,000 cy on average to keep […]

Managed Retreat of the North Beach Parking Lot

Managed retreat of the North Beach Parking Lot was identified as a priority project in the recently updated Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan.  Funded through a Climate Ready Grant, the project will look to maximize the potential of the North Beach Parking Lot through a collaborative engagement process to identify 3 different feasible alternatives for […]

Video – Los Peñasquitos Lagoon And Its Watershed

Los Peñasquitos Lagoon and its Watershed is a short, 18-minute video prepared by the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation and Jim Karnik of Fieldnotes for outreach and education purposes. In this video you will get a quick glimpse into the beauty…

Public Survey – Managed Retreat of the North Beach Parking Lot

Beginning in October 2012, a series of six workshops were held to solicit input from stakeholder groups and individual members of the community to assist in updating the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan and Program…