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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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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Vote YES on CA Prop 67 (Plastic Bag Ban)

In 2014, the CA legislature overwhelmingly approved SB270, banning single-use, plastic bags. A YES vote confirms that decision. The ‘convenience’ of plastic shopping bags carries with it a very high environmental cost.  Bags litter our landscapes and make their way into our waterways and oceans. Made from non-renewable fossil fuels, these petroleum-based bags never truly…

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Vote NO on the TRANSNET 1/2 Cent Sales Increase

On the November ballot, SANDAG will ask San Diego voters to approve the ‘San Diego County Road Repair, Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety, and Water Quality Measure.’  BVAS has concerns with a measure that is long on road construction and almost silent on habitat and water quality protection. While $2 billion out of this $18 billion…

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California Gnatcatcher protections remain!!

Breaking news!! The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ruled today that the Coastal California Gnatcatcher is to remain protected-a clear win over southern California developers’ attempts to remove this bird (and thus its associated coastal sage scrub habitat) from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.  More details can be found on California Audubon’s website.

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Meet “Caulerpa Conquest” author Eric Muñoz!

From 2000-2006, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and the Southern California coastline were endangered by an invasive Mediterranean seaweed, Caulerpa taxifolia. Thanks to a community outpouring, the lagoon was saved. A major driving force of this effort, Eric Muñoz, describes one of Carlsbad’s proudest moments and his own journey in “Caulerpa Conquest.” Join this community book…

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Carlsbad’s Prop A

Should Caruso Affiliated be allowed to build a mall overlooking the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad? The months-long debate will soon be settled by those Carlsbad residents who choose to cast their ballots at the special election on February 23. Citizens for North County, a group representing a coalition of environmental and civic organizations including BVAS, is urging a “NO” vote on Prop A. The…

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