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Lagoon celebrates successful Water Day

CARLSBAD — The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation was delighted with the turnout for its most recent World Water Day Festival and grateful to all the hands that made it happen.
The foundation offered “extra spiffy thanks” to Purdy Homes for having Ultra Brite Carpets clean the foundation carpets in preparation for the event. They gave a shout-out to Mart Electric for preparing its outlets for the upcoming “Reptile City” exhibit. They also gave a “flaming hot thank-you” to the Carlsbad Fire Department for offering antique engine rides at the event. Kudos also went out to Danny Glessner and Kim Blaylock for their time and coordination of the rides.
The World Water Day planners offered special thanks to sponsors Metropolitan Water Authority of Southern California, SDG&E, Leucadia Wastewater District, Purdy Homes, and Par Electric.
Volunteers for the day included Cathleen Chilcote Wallace, Brandon Wallace, and Lydia Vassar for their Native American storytelling, music and basket weaving presentation. Additional volunteers included Jordan Ahle, Roz B, Lin and Joe Ball, James and Finn Brown, Al Cerda, Johanna Chambers, Terry Cooper, Ryan Crivello, Ruth Anne Gransbury, Nancy Hart, Mike and Dylan Howes, Inger Huber, Marie Johnson, Diane Kahler, Patricia Kirby, David Lloyd, Mike Metts, Eric Munoz, Chris Pepin, Terry and Spencer Rodman, Greg Rubin, Bob Schueller, Sarah Schweizer, Nathan Spindel, Jim Strickland, Marcia Stults, Barbara and Jerry Swearingen, and Chris Wang.
The lagoon center also hosts yoga day or evening classes. Register by calling (760) 804-1969.
A birding walk begins at 8:30 a.m. April 16 at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon area. Meet on the trail beyond the Lagoon Discovery Center parking lot, which leads down to the left. You’ll be able to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife, led by Jordan Ahle.
A presentation of ‘Filming the Wilds of San Diego” will be held at 7 p.m. April 20. Photographer/filmmaker Jim Karnik will give a presentation on filming San Diego’s incredible natural diversity for a new high definition habitat series. Accompanied by sample video clips from the new series, Karnik will give an overview of San Diego’s major natural habitats and unique qualities.
An Earth Meditation will be held at 7 p.m. April 28, focusing our attention on our beautiful planet. The use of Tibetan bowls and gongs has a grounding effect on the listener. Meditation will be provided by Laurie Mort of Inner Strength Yoga and Healing Center. Bring a mat or blanket and the suggested donation of $10.