Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation's mission is to energize people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed.

The 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, a desalination plant, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways.


By providing direct access to nature, Agua Hedionda uniquely offer fun, interactive experiences with diverse bodies that rely on the lagoon.

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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation: Leading the Way in Sustainable Stewardship

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF), supported by the grants of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, is nurturing a vibrant community of environmental guardians. Rooted in a mission to preserve the lagoon’s health and accessibility, the AHLF stands out in San Diego for its unique commitment to conservation and community involvement….

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The foundation's generosity doesn't just fund trips; it invests in the future stewards of our environments, making a lasting impact.

Emily Bonds
Director of Education, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

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When you become a member of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, you give together with others who are passionate about this special community through collective grantmaking and endowment building.

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