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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


1580 Cannon RoadCarlsbad, CA 92008 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) was established as a non-profit corporation in 1990 to conserve, restore and enhance the environmental features of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, marsh, wetlands, and watershed areas.

The AHLF operates the lovely Lagoon Discovery Center at 1580 Cannon Road in Carlsbad, where they hold numerous nature related lectures and festivals every year. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation also has an award-winning Environmental Stewardship School Program designed for 3rd grades.


The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation's objective is to:

-Advocate for the lagoon, promoting and assuring future lagoon vitality

-Promote balanced recreational and commercial uses of the lagoon and wetlands

-Provide strong support for public access, trails and recreational opportunities

-Develop and promote, through The Lagoon Discovery Center, educational programs to enhance community and visitor awareness and understanding of water resource and watershed-related environmental issues.


Would you recommend Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation?
8 reviews Write a review
by Valerie P. from San Diego, CA (March 12, 2022)
Amazing opportunity to be part of, so much fun.
by Courtney E. from Rocklin, CA (October 27, 2017)
i love volunteering here, its very nice place
by Victoria R. from Bonsall, CA (July 26, 2016)
It sounds like behind the scenes positions mostly, so will look for something else.
by maryanne a. (February 23, 2016)
Great place for a kid to volunteer. It is fun and informative.
by Michael M. (December 5, 2015)
It was fun and I learned a lot. I hope to volunteer there again in the future!

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