Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation


Ducklings at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon

Discovery Center is the #1 Nature Center in California!

February 28, 2017

California is home to natural wonders and stunning terrain that varies across the massive state. Nature centers throughout the Golden State educate the public about the splendor that you can discover in nature and the environment. These nature centers celebrate everything from glistening beaches, to vast oceans, to dense forests, and dry deserts, in keeping with the state's array of diversity. Here are our 10 favorite nature centers in California.

1. Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, Carlsbad, CA
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon is the home of many natural wonders and the Foundation seeks to preserve it for future generations through education. It also seeks to offer public access to nature through wilderness trails and volunteer efforts.

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Family Fun Paddle Regatta

May 20, 2017

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation invites the community to participate in the Family Fun Paddle Regatta to take place on May 20 from 9 am to 12 pm at California Watersports, 4215 Harrison Street, Carlsbad. The Regatta is a fundraiser benefitting the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation's educational programs, festivals and exhibits.

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Tip Top Run and Pedal for a Purpose to Benefit North County Children

February 23, 2017

Carlsbad, California, February 23, 2017: On Saturday, March 11, 2017, two non-profits, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF), are planning major fund-raising events that are intended to raise approximately $100,000 to benefit educational programs for school age children in North County and especially Carlsbad.

The first event, the Tip Top Run “Leprechaun dash & bash”, is sponsored by the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and starts at 8:30 a.m. The event includes a 5k/10k walk and fun run, lunch from Tip Top Meats, the namesake of the run; T-shirt, swag bag, bib, family fun activities, live music and a beer garden. The event offers spectacular views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Pacific Ocean and is open to runners and walkers of all ages.

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Tip Top Run 2017 Flyer

Tip Top Run Seeking Hero Sponsors for Military Families

February 3, 2017

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is seeking "hero sponsors" for the Tip Top Run "Leprechaun Dash & Bash" to be held on March 11, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Corporations and/or individuals are asked to consider sponsoring military personnel and their families to take part in the event.

"The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation has always been a proponent of helping our military families," states Lisa Rodman, Chief Executive Officer of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. "Last year, due to our generous hero sponsors, eighty military personnel including individuals and families were able to participate in the run/walk. The event is open to all ages, so that means military families can enjoy the exercise and fun activities together. Our sponsors make it a memorable day for military participants who otherwise might not be able to attend."

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Rubber Ducky Derby

Rubber Ducky Derby gets quacking Saturday

November 4, 2016

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundations annual Rubber Ducky Debry kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at the California Watersports Building, 4215 Harrison St.

Individuals and businesses can organize a team for the event. Each rubber duck is $5 or "5 quackers for 20 smackers."

The "ducks" splash into the Agua Hedionda Lagoon from California Watersports' beach and "race" towards shore by wake created on wave runners. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and last place. The grand prize is a Bounce Composite Stand Up Paddle Board.

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Big Thank You to

Big Thank You to

April 30, 2016

Big Thank You to & The Latter Day Saint Church Community for all your hard work and dedication.

"I don't know what to say. We cannot thank you enough. This entire group of volunteers were absolutely fantastic, wonderful, hardworking, respectful, helpful, ... did I say wonderful? Wish I was a bit younger and could remember all their names. Pretty sure Keli was your lead person along with Kyle, and they were all great."

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