Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Welcome to the wonder of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. This 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. Come for a visit! Become a member!

Welcome to the wonder of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. This 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways. Come join the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation in our work to preserve and protect this valuable resource.

Mission: Our mission is to inspire people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the @aguahedionda Lagoon Foundation! Get out and spread some love! ❤️      #carlsbadbeach   #...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day from the @aguahedionda Lagoon Foundation!
Get out and spread some love! ❤️

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#carlsbadvillage
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#bekindtotheearth #dashandbashrun #roadrunnercarlsbad #winwin #aguahediondalagoonfoundation
#tiptopdashandbashrun

Yay - Choice Superfood Bar and Juicery will be serving up some amazing Smoothies, Juices & Treats - Saturday, March 7th ...
02/14/2020

Yay - Choice Superfood Bar and Juicery will be serving up some amazing Smoothies, Juices & Treats - Saturday, March 7th at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Tip Top Run/Walk! 👟 🥤 🍍
You still have time to purchase your race tickets online today!!
#choicejuicery #tiptoprun #supportcarlsbad
https://www.aguahedionda.org/

Unicorn Smoothie (secret menu). How to order: Strawberry Zen with a “swirl” of Blue Majik. The kids love it because of the name 🦄, the colors & the flavor. Moms & dads approve because this smoothie is dense with nutrition. House made sprouted vanilla almond milk, plant based protein, daily requirement of fruit servings(Strawberries, dates & Banana), and the blue Majik has a complete amino acid profile, plenty of B vitamins, super high in other vitamins and minerals like copper, iron, riboflavin, and thiamin to name a few. All organic of course! #smoothiegoals #smoothielife #healthykids #healthyfamilies #organicfoods #superfoods #plantbased #sdfoodie #sdfoodscene #sandiego #encinitas #carlsbad #delsurcommunity #littleitalysandiego #solanabeach #choices #choicelife

Tip Top Run Saturday, March 7th. 👟Enjoy specialty prices celebrating our 30th Anniversary! 🎉Poseidon Channelside once ag...
02/14/2020

Tip Top Run Saturday, March 7th. 👟
Enjoy specialty prices celebrating our 30th Anniversary! 🎉

Poseidon Channelside once again will lead the pack by supporting us as the title sponsor of this fun run/walk.

Lunch plate (sausages, specialty roll, coleslaw and fruit) provided by the namesake of the Run, Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen, Inc.

New this Year - Pizza Port Carlsbad will be our Beer Garden Sponsor!

Thanks to Grand Pacific Resorts for once again sponsoring the medals and Leucadia Wastewater for supporting the World Water Day exhibition at the finish line!

Pacific Western Bank is back as a corporate sponsor as well and lot's more to come!!
https://www.aguahedionda.org/

Ms. Smarty-Plants will be joining us on World 🌍 Water 💦 Day! On March 7th, Along with the Free Family event, you can get...
02/13/2020

Ms. Smarty-Plants will be joining us on World 🌍 Water 💦 Day! On March 7th, Along with the Free Family event, you can get in on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Tip Top Run/Walk! March 7th - Fun for the whole family! 😜 Purchase your tickets online today!! #aguahediondalagoon #aguahediondalagoonfoundation
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#worldwaterday #nonprofit #charity #community
#fundraiser
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#tiptopdashandbashrun

Museum Month! Stop by any Carlsbad Library to get your tickets. 📖#carlsbad #cityofcarlsbad #aguahendionda
02/13/2020

Museum Month! Stop by any Carlsbad Library to get your tickets. 📖
#carlsbad #cityofcarlsbad #aguahendionda

Have you picked up your discount passes for San Diego Museum Month? They are available at any Carlsbad City Library location during the month of February. We’re proud to partner with San Diego Museum Council on this great initiative that invites people to explore our local arts and culture destinations. https://bit.ly/2RP0s6B

On February 8th, 2020, many people North Coast Church Life Group came together, gave up their time and volunteered to he...
02/11/2020

On February 8th, 2020, many people North Coast Church Life Group came together, gave up their time and volunteered to help out the Agua Hedionda Foundation Discovery Center by creating journal log books for their educational workshops. Many hands make light work and our group ROCKED the journal creation, overflowing several boxes with journals ready to be journaled in by inquisitive young minds. It was a good turn out (the Robischs came out in force) and fun was had by all.
#community #aguahediondalagoonfoundation #northcoastchurch

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is happy to have Carlsbad locals Engel & Völkers Carlsbad as a sponsor of next month...
02/11/2020

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is happy to have Carlsbad locals Engel & Völkers Carlsbad as a sponsor of next months 5k/10k Tip Top Run! 🏃‍♀️🌊 🏃‍♂️
Have you registered yet? There is still time to warm up your running shoes! 👟
Saturday, March 7th! Sign up online today.
#engelandvolkers #sponsorship #aguahediondalagoon

https://www.facebook.com/events/703564603472392/

Have you registered yet?                                                                                      The Agua H...
02/10/2020

Have you registered yet? The Agua Hedionda Proudly Presents our Annual Tip Top Dash & Bash Run! Come support the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Saturday, March 7th with Tip Top Meats, Pizza Port Brewing Co. and many other local Carlsbad Businesses! 🎉

Did you know that we are celebrating our 30th year as a foundation! We are so proud to be apart of the Carlsbad communit...
02/10/2020

Did you know that we are celebrating our 30th year as a foundation! We are so proud to be apart of the Carlsbad community and educate about our amazing @aguahedionda Lagoon!
🎉 . . . #aguahediondalagoon #aguahediondalagoonfoundation
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#worldwaterday #nonprofit #charity #community
#fundraiser
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#carlsbadvillage
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#tiptopdashandbashrun

Thank you Road Runner Sports in Carlsbad for helping the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation by donating to the TIP TOP DASH...
02/07/2020

Thank you Road Runner Sports in Carlsbad for helping the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation by donating to the TIP TOP DASH & BASH RUN!
Each registered runner will be entered in the a raffle for a chance at to WIN a pair of Road Runner Sports Shoes of choice! 🎫
#roadrunnercarlsbad #winwin #aguahediondalagoonfoundation
#tiptopdashandbashrun

Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen, Inc. will be providing your plate lunch at the end of the finish line! 🍽 🍻 🥩Satur...
02/07/2020

Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen, Inc. will be providing your plate lunch at the end of the finish line! 🍽 🍻 🥩
Saturday, March 7th at the Tip Top Dash & Bash Run.
Get a head start on the race and sign up today for our Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation special 30th year celebration price for $30. 🎉
#tiptopmeats #dashandbashrun #aguahediondalagoonfoundation
https://www.facebook.com/events/703564603472392/

02/07/2020
Leucadia Wastewater District

World Water Day at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is Saturday, March 7th!
We are proud to have the Leucadia Wastewater District as our Silver Sponsor!🥈
Join us for this Free Family Event at the finish line of the
Tip Top Dash & Bash Run! 🎉
#tiptoprun #march7th #worldwaterday #aguahediondafoundation

Our District was recognized at last month's California Water Environment Association San Diego Banquet for the films we've created!

Our Teacher Grant film series won for the Film Festival category. Take a look at one of the videos of that series below. And stay tuned to hear about the other awards we graciously received.

Reminder! #helpsavetheearth #thinkaboutit #aguahediondafoundation
02/04/2020

Reminder!
#helpsavetheearth #thinkaboutit #aguahediondafoundation

Wet wipes continue to damage sewer systems nationwide by causing clogs (yes, even the ones that claim to be 'flushable') 💧 Legislation that advanced earlier this month would require products that cannot be flushed down the toilet to be clearly labeled as such.

Learn more here: https://cbsloc.al/2U3DzxG

#Environment #Leucadia #Carlsbad #Encinitas #Wastewater

Do you Shop on Amazon?While doing your weekly shopping, you could also be helping The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation!Th...
02/04/2020

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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS AS A FOUNDATION! 🎉The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation proudly presents theDASH & BASH - THE TIP TOP...
02/03/2020

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS AS A FOUNDATION! 🎉
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation proudly presents the
DASH & BASH - THE TIP TOP RUN! 🏃‍♀️🍻 🎫 March 7th, 2020.
Don't miss our special Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 30th year celebration pricing!
Each $30 entry fee includes lunch from Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen, Inc. Finish strong with a beer from Pizza Port!

https://www.facebook.com/events/703564603472392/

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation had a visit from Kids for Peace ✌️They stopped by for their great kindness challenge...
02/01/2020

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation had a visit from
Kids for Peace ✌️
They stopped by for their great kindness challenge and gave us a BIG thank you for teaching environmental stewardship and being kind to the earth! 🌎
#kinndnesschallenge #bekindtotheearth #kidsforpeace

Yay!! 🍓#carlsbadstrawberrys #strawberryfieldsforever #shoplocal
01/29/2020

Yay!! 🍓
#carlsbadstrawberrys #strawberryfieldsforever #shoplocal

‼️Today we opened our strawberry stand at the Flower Fields.

This stand is located on the corner of Palomar Airport Rd and Paseo Del Norte

We will keep everyone informed about when our U-pick will be opening! Thank you for following along and we hope to see everyone soon 😍🍓❤️

#carlsbad #carlsbadstrawberryfields #carlsbadstrawberrycompany #flowerfields #flowerfieldscarlsbad #northcounty #sandiego

We had too! 😜 Dolly Parton Challenge! #dollypartonchallange ... #aguahediondalagoon #aguahediondalagoonfoundation#suppor...
01/28/2020

We had too! 😜 Dolly Parton Challenge! #dollypartonchallange
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#letsgoback #tuesdayvibes

Come watch the sunset with us this Friday, January 31st starting at 5pm! Mix, Drink and Mingle with Members. Purchase yo...
01/27/2020

Come watch the sunset with us this Friday, January 31st starting at 5pm!
Mix, Drink and Mingle with Members. Purchase you your tickets online today! RSVP required, members complimentary, guests of members $7.
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Such a fun day! 😜🦎🌿#scouttrip #macaronikidsanmarcos #aguahediondalagoon
01/26/2020

Such a fun day! 😜🦎🌿
#scouttrip #macaronikidsanmarcos #aguahediondalagoon

Scout trip to Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Discovery Center and then a hike through the Veterans Park Trail just down the road. Beautiful views of the lagoon up there! #findyourfamilyfun #ScoutMom #LeaveNoTrace #Carlsbad

Join in on the fun with LEGOLAND California and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation 👊🎉🎫#carlsbadeducation #legolandca #a...
01/24/2020

Join in on the fun with LEGOLAND California and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation 👊🎉🎫
#carlsbadeducation #legolandca #aguahendionda

Visit LEGOLAND California for Just $29.99!

Full-day passes to LEGOLAND California are on an Early-Bird sale for just $29.99 when purchased through the Carlsbad Educational Foundation for Legoland California on Celebrate Carlsbad Day!

Choose among SIX days to visit the park at this low price.

BONUS - 100% of proceeds fund 2nd-grade robotics, an interactive way to learn STEAM concepts with LEGO and FIRST education.

Hurry! Early-Bird Ends February 6!

https://www.carlsbaded.org/events/legoland/

Get your YOGA on this Sunday! @aguahedionda Our monthly Stretch and Potluck Brunch starts at 10am! Sign up online with a...
01/24/2020

Get your YOGA on this Sunday! @aguahedionda Our monthly Stretch and Potluck Brunch starts at 10am! Sign up online with a friend! 🌞 🌈 🥐.
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At the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation we are all about recycling! Do your part to protect our Earth! 🌳 🌞 🚮#youcandit #a...
01/24/2020

At the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation we are all about recycling! Do your part to protect our Earth! 🌳 🌞 🚮
#youcandit #aguahedionda #reducereuserecycle

Think Strong. Be Strong. Finish Strong!The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation proudly presents theDASH & BASH - THE TIP TOP...
01/22/2020

Think Strong. Be Strong. Finish Strong!
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation proudly presents the
DASH & BASH - THE TIP TOP RUN! 🏃‍♀️🍻 🎫 March 7th, 2020.
Don't miss our special Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 30th year celebration pricing!
Each $30 entry fee includes lunch from Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen, Inc. Finish strong with a beer from Pizza Port Brewing Company!

Come visit our NEW outdoor classroom installed by Key Club Volunteers from San Marcos and Mission Hills High School!  Th...
01/22/2020

Come visit our NEW outdoor classroom installed by Key Club Volunteers from San Marcos and Mission Hills High School! These amazing Benches were built by the talented Eagle Scouts! 🌞 🧰 🎉
#eaglescoutsrock #missionvalleyhighschool #keyclubvolunteers

ATTENTION 🚨 The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundations website is will be having some down time for maintenance! Give us a cal...
01/20/2020

ATTENTION 🚨 The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundations website is will be having some down time for maintenance!
Give us a call for any questions.

1580 Cannon Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 804-1969
Email: [email protected]

Piper the Pig! Visiting hours are Monday - Saturday 9am to 4pm! 🐽 🌿 🐖#piperthepig #piperthepeoplespig #aguahediondalagoo...
01/20/2020

Piper the Pig!
Visiting hours are Monday - Saturday 9am to 4pm! 🐽 🌿 🐖
#piperthepig #piperthepeoplespig #aguahediondalagoon

01/18/2020
Learn about the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation in Carlsbad!

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation offers so much to visitors, our community and nature. We had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Rodman and Samantha Richter from the lagoon to discuss the various programs the AHLF provides and how we can get involved. If you like nature, animals, or helping our planet check them out! 🌞
#aguahediondalagoon #threeagoonsrealty #ahlf
Megan Schenck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix9TJozcuGY

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation offers so much to visitors, our community and nature. We had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Rodman and Samantha Richter fr...

At the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation we have trails for days! 🌾 🌞 🦎#trailsfordays #explorecarlsbad #lagoonfunBayshore ...
01/16/2020

At the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation we have trails for days! 🌾 🌞 🦎
#trailsfordays #explorecarlsbad #lagoonfun

Bayshore Drive Trail -This is an approximately ¼ mile trail that overlooks the lagoon paddle-boarder's favorite beach. In the morning, birds can been at the recent habitat restoration project to the east.

Cove Drive Trail -
This lagoon access covers 1/4 mile strip of shoreline and trail between the former cade residence, and the Carlsbad Boat Club. This portion will eventually connect with others to form a comprehensive lagoon trail.

Hubbs Trail - The Hubbs Trail is approximately ½ mile in length and runs along the north shore of the outer portion of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon between the Coast Highway and the railroad tracks. Shorebirds are plentiful along this trail and perched nearby are pelicans who hang out at the Mussel Farm in the outer lagoon. Fires on this trail are prohibited and violators will be cited and fined.

Kelly School Trail - This trail is approximately 1 mile and runs along the northeastern border of the upland wildlife preserve, which is owned and operated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The area is dominated by the threatened coastal sage scrub plant community, which provides habitat for endangered species including the California Gnatcatcher, and Least Bell’s Vireo. This trail is home to a huge amount of native birds so make sure to bring your binoculars.

Discovery Center Trail - This trail is approximately ¼ mile in length and connects Cannon Road with the de-siltation basin on the southwest side of the Discovery Center. This trail provides a closeup view of the upland marshland area of the lagoon. Bring your binoculars as there are usually plenty of wetland birds to observe, such as egrets, herons, osprey and hawks. Although not as easily seen, be alert to the soft "mewing" sound made by the California gnatcatcher – an endangered bird that nests nearby. This trail is maintained through a partnership between the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Directions: Access to this trail is from the AHLF Discovery Center (dirt) parking lot.

Questions or concerns about this trail should be directed to the AHLF Team at (760) 804-1969 or email [email protected].

Address

1580 Cannon Rd
Carlsbad, CA
92008-4689

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(760) 804-1969

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Join Samantha Richter and I by either coming to the bash or volunteering to frighten our guests!
9:15AM it was cool, calm, and overcast: A flock of #GreenSeaTurtles & single large #SeaLion, seen by #PaddleBoarders, #Churchill the #GuideDog, #DogWalkers, #Pedestrians along #LagoonTrail! Did anyone get pics? We need SONAR-triggered cams, #Hydrophones, and #WeatherStation/#TideMonitoringStation/#WaterQualityMonitoringStation! . Are the #SeaTurtles looking for nesting beaches?
Looking sharp! Samatha Richter, COO of Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation invites you to save the date for Discovery Gala 2018 "Gilligan's Island" on September 15th where you can with this Metallic Cactus Print Beach Bag and Aranelle gift card. 🌵 https://www.aguahedionda.org/gala
I had such a fabulous time visiting the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center as well as strolling around the Hubb's Trail!
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