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Posts by Natalie Shapiro

Audubon’s 2018 Collaborative Funding Grant

Thank you to Audubon’s 2018 Collaborative Funding Grant program, which awarded BVAS $1,000 for school bus transportation to bring students from Title I elementary schools in North County San Diego to a local beach as part of our Sharing Our Shores program in 2018.  Through this program, approximately 250 students will learn about shorebird biology…

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Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources

Tired of sprawl and loss of open space & farmland? Oceanside SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) is circulating petitions for an initiative that would require any zoning change of open space or farmland in Oceanside to first be approved by voters. If you are an Oceanside resident, you can sign a petition; SOAR’s…

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Carlsbad City Council votes to support Saltwater Alternative of BV Lagoon Enhancement Project!

Wonderful news about the Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project Final EIR!!   Carlsbad City Council, on November 7, unanimously voted to prepare a letter of support for SANDAG staff’s recommendation that the Saltwater Alternative be selected as the preferred alternative. Several months ago, City of Carlsbad Councilwoman Cori Schumacher  took the lead on organizing an informational…

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Celebrating BATS! From Fiction to Food

About 40 kids enjoyed a fun-filled (and tasty) event at our nature center last Saturday, when local childrens’ books author and illustrator Janell Cannon teamed up with Chef Amanda of the Good Food Factory kids’ TV cooking show to present stories and food about bats and their important role in pollination.  Janell did a reading…

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Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project Final EIR: Why the Saltwater Alternative selected by SANDAG staff is the best choice for the lagoon

We support the conclusions of the Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project Final EIR and the recommendations of SANDAG staff that the Saltwater Alternative is the best alternative for the lagoon and the public.  It supports the project objectives more so than the other alternatives; it has the greatest benefit to water quality and biological resources,…

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Coastal Cleanup Day at Lagoon View Drive (Oceanside)

Fabulous I Love a Clean San Diego’s Coastal Cleanup Day at Lagoon View Drive along BV Lagoon! 60 volunteers cleaned up 300 pounds of trash and 30 pounds of recylables. Thanks to all the volunteers who pitched in to make a huge difference in this much-neglected area. This is true community spirit, and hard work!…

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Anstine Audubon Nature Preserve Work Party

  Volunteer Work Party! Anstine Needs Your Help Preparing For Opening Day Saturday, September 23rd 9 am – 12 pm After a long, hot summer Anstine will once again open its gates to the public in October, but before then, we need your help to get it ready for guests! Come join us and help with…

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Back to School

Each school week finds BVAS Garden Club members Jo Niedeck and Joan Bockman knee-deep in compost. They’re leading a treasure hunt with the children at Laurel, Mission, and South Oceanside Elementary Schools. The prizes? Tasty produce and an appreciation of the birds, insects, and other invertebrates that the garden supports. There’s no place like a…

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