While the Nature Collective’s trails throughout the county remain closed, several habitat restoration projects have been considered essential and are continuing in designated areas.
Nature Collective team members are working safely in the field on projects such as surveying the required stormwater pollution prevention plans at Harbaugh Seaside Trails and caring for the Cardiff Living Shoreline. Team members are wearing facial coverings and respecting physical distance guidelines to help limit the exposure to COVID-19.
Essential services include:
- Working with City of Encinitas and City of Oceanside on supplemental environmental projects in areas of habitat maintenance and restoration
- Treating high-priority invasive species throughout North County riparian areas and conducting habitat restoration for greenhouse gas reduction as required by the Wildlife Conservation Board
- Monitoring sensitive and endangered plants and animals along the coastal dunes at Cardiff Living Shoreline at Cardiff State Beach, managed by the City of Encinitas and California Coastal Conservancy
- Continuing planting work as part of the San Elijo Lagoon Restoration, under CALTRANS and SANDAG.
All of the Nature Collective’s April events are canceled and they will be evaluating the status of May events later this month.
“Nature is here for you in times when most needed,” the Nature Collective said in a release. “Please enjoy the outdoors however you can from your windows, yards, neighborhood streets, online and beyond as safely as possible.”