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Handicap Accessible Beach Access

Handicap Accessible Beach Access

We love to see the public out enjoying San Diego’s beautiful beaches, but know that access can often be difficult. Below you’ll find a list of beaches with manual or powered wheelchairs available for your use. If you have questions regarding availability, you can...

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Rewilding: What is it & How Does it Work?

Rewilding: What is it & How Does it Work?

Written by Connor Yanz Optimism may feel difficult for today's environmentalist.  Amidst the constant news of a warming climate and loss of biodiversity, anyone concerned about our environment can feel like they’re fighting a losing battle.  Everywhere we look, hope...

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ReWild Coalition

ReWild Coalition

ECO SD is a member of the ReWild Coalition, joining voices with over 50 other organizations to advocate for seizing the once-in-lifetime opportunity to restore wetlands in the northeast corner of Mission Bay.

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Celebrating the Earth 2021

Celebrating the Earth 2021

We are fortunate, in San Diego, to have a growing number of coalitions and alliances working towards making San Diego’s natural environment equitably sustainable and thriving. It’s one of the most important ways to coalesce voices behind an issue, right a wrong or hold elected officials accountable.

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A Note From the Board of Directors

A Note From the Board of Directors

It’s all connected. Black Lives Matter It’s taken me a long time to sit down and put thought to paper, but here goes. I often wondered what it takes to make things right when there is a wrong. It makes me think of the people in Flint, MI and the central valley of CA....

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Princess Street Trail Planning Complete

Princess Street Trail Planning Complete

The Environmental Center of San Diego has completed the planning phase of the Princess Street Coastal Access Trail project in La Jolla. ECOSD presented the preliminary trail design to the California Coastal Commission on Aug. 13.

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UC School System to Ditch Single Use Plastics

UC School System to Ditch Single Use Plastics

Under a new policy announced today (Aug. 24) all 10 campuses will phase out single-use plastic bags in retail and dining locations and then eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles. The move is part of a bold new commitment to help UC achieve its zero waste goals.

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WHCC Letters Filed

WHCC Letters Filed

A collection of letters filed and submitted to various agencies on behalf of the Wildlife Habitat Conservation Coalition can be found here.

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The human condition is being tested as never before

The human condition is being tested as never before

We hope you’re safe and taking the recommendations by the CDC seriously. For the time being we will be working behind the scenes on our Princess Street Coastal Trail, our annual Environmental Leadership Summit, Saving San Diego’s Special Species, and ReWild Mission Bay, among other projects. We intend to keep on doing what we do because the environment is vitally important for future generations.

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Environmental Leadership Summit 2019

Environmental Leadership Summit 2019

Take Action Opportunities from Preserving Biodiversity: From Science to Action Saturday, September 28, 2019     Thank you everyone for attending the 3rd Environmental Leadership Summit. We appreciate your attendance and support. From loss of habitat to...

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Gone Paradise Fire Article

Gone Paradise Fire Article

A sobering report on the problem of locating housing in extreme fire risk areas, such as is proposed with Harvest Hills in Escondido. Read especially part 2-4. JULY 31, 2019Gone Decades of greed, neglect, corruption, and bad politics led to last year’s Paradise fire,...

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Birds Are Vanishing From North America

Birds Are Vanishing From North America

Another reason the Environmental Center of San Diego continues to work so hard to protect the environment. NY Times - By Carl Zimmer - Published Sept. 19, 2019 Updated Sept. 20, 2019, 11:03 a.m. ET The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States...

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Visionary Laws Must Be Protected

Visionary Laws Must Be Protected

By MATT O’MALLEY - San Diego Union Tribune - SEP. 18, 2019 3:30 PM If you’re a local and have hosted a visitor to San Diego, you’ve probably felt pride as you’ve guided people to take in Coronado Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, our parks and swimming holes along...

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LA Times Wildfire California

LA Times Wildfire California

The threat of deadly wildfires was no secret to residents of Paradise, CA.  Nearly 20 years ago, they began to thin trees and shrubs on the edge of town, creating protective fuel breaks.  Last November, a malfunctioning power line sparked a wildfire northeast of...

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Climate Walkout San Diego Sep 20 2019

Climate Walkout San Diego Sep 20 2019

On September 20, with millions around the world, we will walk out of our schools, our workplaces and our homes to demand climate action and an end to the age of fossil fuels. Join us! Our coalition is supporting youth organizing actions at high schools and...

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The Japanese have been producing wood for 700 years without cutting down trees. In the 14th century, the extraordinary daisugi technique was born in Japan. Indeed, the daisugi provide that these trees will be planted for future generations and not be cut down but pruned as if they were giant bonsai trees; by applying this technique to cedars, the wood that can be obtained is uniform, straight and without knots, practically perfect for construction. A pruning as a rule of art that allows the tree to grow and germinate while using its wood, without ever cutting it down.Extraordinary technique.(Quote from Mary Conceicao Coelho) ... See MoreSee Less
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