Build NCC | Environmental Enhancements
Build NCC includes the restoration
of the San Elijo and the San Dieguito Lagoons, and nourishment of Cardiff and Moonlight State Beaches, and Fletcher Cove.
The San Elijo Lagoon restoration
project is currently being coordinated with the Nature Collective (formerly
the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy) and resource agencies. Lagoon restoration
will enhance wetland and upland areas, improve tidal flushing, and include
beach sand replenishment.
phase two of the San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration began in January 2022. This project
is coordinated with the San
Dieguito River Park and resource agencies. The project will restore
over 154 acres of wetland habitat in the lagoon, ensure future
anticipated flood and sea level rise resiliency, and increase trail
connectivity and public access throughout the San Dieguito River Park.
In addition to restoring the San
Elijo and San Dieguito Lagoons, approximately 250 acres of open space and
sensitive coastal habitat has been preserved and/or enhanced as part of the NCC
In 2018, Build NCC crews brought over 444,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand to Cardiff State Beach and Fletcher Cove. In 2022, crews completed additional beach nourishment efforts at Moonlight and Cardiff State Beach, bringing over 77,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand sourced from the newly restored San Elijo Lagoon.
During construction, limited
access to the lagoons and trails is anticipated. Some trails may have periodic
closures to ensure the safety of trail users. For the latest information on
lagoon trail closures, view the closure list.
Questions? Call our construction hotline at (844) NCC-0050 or email us at [email protected].
To receive construction alerts via text message, text BuildNCC to (760) 454-0077.
Learn more about Build NCC:
A cooperative effort to enhance and restore the San Elijo Lagoon.
Status: Construction Completion: 2020
Preserve 5.81 acres of coastal habitat near San Elijo Lagoon.
Preserve 50 acres of habitat in the Batiquitos Lagoon.
Establish 19.3 acres of coastal habitat near the Aqua Hedionda.
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