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. (Please see the Mauro Nature Preserve web page for more details.) Thus, the focus of the RRSF is on raising funds toward future restoration of the Wetlands Reserve. The RRSF is also used to acquire funding for future land acquisitions and to advocate for responsible land use in North County.
Currently, BVAS is seeking funding to create a restoration plan for the Wetlands Reserve, with the goal of restoring it to a wetlands marsh/coastal sage scrub habitat. Because this property is directly adjacent to the Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve, it will eventually become an important connection to and part of the future restoration of the Ecological Reserve.
Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring
Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049
Tuesday 10 am-4 pm
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am-4 pm
Friday 10 am-4 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm