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National Public Lands Day

planting tree on trail 

Saturday, Sept. 28

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Lake Calavera

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort aimed at educating the public about the environment and natural resources while also improving public lands for outdoor recreation and habitat preservation.


The Carlsbad community will celebrate this special day with a trail event on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lake Calavera from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers will assist with planting 300 native plants in a one-acre habitat restoration site and trail maintenance, restoration and other trail related projects.


Those who attend will also learn about the upcoming boardwalk trails being built this winter and can hike any of the six miles of trails within the preserve.


The city will provide tools, water and light snacks.  Volunteers, please bring gloves and wear long pants, a hat, sunscreen and close-toed shoes.


Registration for the event is not required. Volunteers should check-in at the dam on the west end of the lake

Click here to view the event flyer.

For more information, contact Liz Ketabian, park planning manager, at 760-434-2978.


Directions to Trail Event at Lake Calavera:
• Exit I-5 on Carlsbad Village Drive
• Head east on Carlsbad Village Drive until it ends at College Boulevard
• Turn left on College Boulevard and then right on Tamarack Avenue (second intersection)
• Parking is available at Calavera Hills Elementary & Middle School at 4100 Tamarack Ave.

Lake Calavera map 



Contact Information

Parks & Recreation
Liz Ketabian, Park Planner

799 Pine Avenue, Suite 200
Carlsbad, CA 92008