Las Olas + July 5 Heroes

Thirty people gather outside of Las Olas Restaurant to start a beach cleanup.


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Appreciation for Our Beautiful Coastal Areas

Las Olas rallies their friends and family yearly to clean up Cardiff State Beach and San Elijo Lagoon following the Independence Day celebrations. They share that it’s an excellent opportunity for us to show appreciation for our beautiful coastal areas.

Las Olas’ location in Cardiff-by-the-Sea gives restaurant visitors stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the newly restored San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This year, they teamed up with Nature Collective to show their appreciation for all the critical work we do, as a nonprofit organization, to help wildlife and our ocean, including ensuring that the inlet at Cardiff State Beach remains open all year round!

Thirty people gather outside of Las Olas Restaurant to start a beach cleanup.

Above: The sun came out for Las Olas friends and family who help keep our coastline and estuary clean.

Volunteers collect trash on Cardiff Beach

Above: The group gathers trash and debris from the beach. 

In addition to generously supporting Nature Collective with an annual $5,000 donation for the last 12 years, Las Olas also offers a limited-time drink special called the Mahalo Margarita. For every drink sold, Las Olas will donate a dollar. Please stop by and support their efforts!

Thank you Las Olas, and thank YOU, together we conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends—every acre we protect and every creek mile we restore begins with you.


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Susan Carroll
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Meriah Davis
Paul Dayton
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