The Ridgway’s Rail Society

Preserving San Diego's natural habitat for generations to come

About the Ridgway’s Rail Society Fund

The BVAS Ridgway’s Rail Society Fund (RRSF) was established in 2014 to raise funds to acquire two properties for conservation and for their eventual restoration and management. By 2017, BVAS had purchased the two properties—the Andy Mauro Nature Preserve and the BVAS Wetlands Reserve. Funding for the Mauro Preserve is covered by the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, through their Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program.  And in 2022 and 2023, BVAS was awarded grants from the Dorrance Family Foundation and Preserve Calavera's Oceanside Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Fund to begin restoration of the Wetlands Reserve through 65% design, permitting, and CEQA. With these original goals of the RRSF completed, the RRSF now will be used to help augment restoration and management needs of the Wetlands Reserve and to advocate for responsible land use in North County.

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Our Mission

To protect and preserve our region's birds, biodiversity, and threatened habitats, and to promote conservation of our natural resources through advocacy, education, and both habitat restoration and management.

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

Nature Center

2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



Tuesday 10 am-1 pm
Wednesday 10 am-1 pm
Thursday 10 am-1 pm
Friday 10 am-1 pm
Saturday 10 am-1 pm

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