Nature Collective, formerly called San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, was one of 13 nonprofit organizations awarded grants from the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club totaling nearly $100,000 this year. Nature Collective received $5,000 to support habitat restoration with native plants at Harbaugh Seaside Trails.

The grants helped fund initiatives that further the mission of each organization. Projects were required to address a community need; be technically and economically feasible; ensure that all those actively involved in the project will benefit from the results; facilitate the transfer of technology, skills, and knowledge to others; and foster self-sufficiency. North County recipients included: TERI ($11,257); RSF Association Forest Health and Preservation Committee ($10,000); MiraCosta College ($9,500); Carmel Creek Elementary School ($7,500); Coastal Roots Farm ($6,561); Mission Estancia Elementary School ($2,136); and Roger Rowe School ($2,206).

Other recipients included San Pasqual Academy, Hancock Elementary School, Balboa Park Conservatory, Darnall Charter School, and Children’s Discovery Museum. Learn more at