ADVISORY/Oceanside Opens New Community Garden Highlighting Sustainable, Waterwise Landscaping.Business Editors/Calendar Editors
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Restoration Project at Buena Vista Lagoon lagoon
Area of relatively shallow, quiet water with access to the sea but separated from it by sandbars, barrier islands, or coral reefs. Coastal lagoons have low to moderate tides and constitute about 13% of the world's coastline. Nature Center
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Plant Landscaping for Residents
WHAT: Oceanside's newest community garden will open with a weekend-long public celebration that includes an opening ceremony, garden tours and workshops for children. A $75,000 City Makeover grant from Metropolitan Water District funded a re-landscaping of the Buena Vista Lagoon Nature Center grounds, located within California's oldest ecological reserve. WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 9-10 a.m., opening ceremony WHERE: Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve, 2202 S. Coast Hwy., Oceanside (San Diego County Thomas Guide, page 1106, D-4) WHO: Oceanside Mayor Terry Johnson; Metropolitan directors representing San Diego County Water Authority, including Carlsbad Mayor Claude "Bud" Lewis and James Turner of Oceanside; and officials from California Department of Fish and Game, California and Buena Vista Audubon Society and Buena Vista Native Plant Club VISUALS: Children, adults, birds and bugs, beautiful new California native landscaping; B-roll with "before" footage of the site will be available at the event BACKGROUND: Logging more than 6,000 visitors annually, the Buena Vista Lagoon and Nature Center is the site of Oceanside's City Makeover project. Encompassing 260 acres, Buena Vista provides critical habitat for up to 236 species of birds, 18 mammal species, 15 species of reptiles and amphibians, 10 fish species and 13 plant ecosystems. Oceanside was one of 11 cities and public agencies to receive funding through Metropolitan's City Makeover Program, established in 2001 to transform highly visible public landscapes into native and California-friendly plant showcases as part of an outreach effort to reduce outdoor water use.