Nature All Around Me

Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds

WELCOME TO THE AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION Our mission is to energize people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed. This 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, a desalination plant, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways. Come join the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation in our work to preserve and protect this valuable resource. read less
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S2 Ep3 AHLF Presents Lifetime Member: Sara Huber
Apr 15 2024
S2 Ep3 AHLF Presents Lifetime Member: Sara Huber
Sara Huber is a Water Resource Control Engineer with the State Water Resource Control Board. Sara is part of an all-hazard emergency management team based out of the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in Sacramento and most recently supported emergency response and recovery operations for the January 2024 winter storms, tropical storm Hilary and the January-February 2024 winter storms. Before joining state service in 2019, Sara was an environmental consultant based out of Carlsbad, where she performed watershed assessments and helped clients comply with environmental regulations. Sara is a California Registered Engineer with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in international water law and policy. Sara is an AHLF Life Member and enjoys promoting science, technology, engineering, and math as her schedule allows.    Contact The Show Podcast Website: Nature All Around Me The Foundation website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969 Website: https://www.aguahedionda.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AguaHediondaLagoonFoundation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aguahediondalagoonfoundation/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aguahedionda/ Producers:  Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds, Kellie Davis, Chris Swann, John Sanders, Samual Davis Music: Frogs by the Water Hole by Chris Swann/Swann Concepts Pub Studio: Imagine Podcasting, Carlsbad California
S2 Ep.2 Larissa Hepburn- AHLF Director of Trails and Conservation
Mar 1 2024
S2 Ep.2 Larissa Hepburn- AHLF Director of Trails and Conservation
Introducing our new Director of Trails and Conservation Larissa Hepburn! Larissa is a southern California native who developed a passion for recreational trails and nature after spending a summer working in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park on a backcountry trail crew. She spent the next 14 years leading and mentoring youth corps in various National and State parks in California managing a variety of projects. Larissa is grateful her path has led her to the Foundation to combine her passions with managing trails that lead to the sea. She is excited to serve the community through education and outreach performing trail restoration and conservation projects. As famous world-renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau once said, “People protect what they love.” Larissa hopes to provide quality outdoor recreational access while protecting our natural resources. She is excited to watch the community fall in love with the lagoon and create meaningful connections to nature. Contact The Show Podcast Website: Nature All Around Me The Foundation website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969 Website: https://www.aguahedionda.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AguaHediondaLagoonFoundation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aguahediondalagoonfoundation/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aguahedionda/ Producers:  Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds, Kellie Davis, Chris Swann, John Sanders, Samual Davis Music: Frogs by the Water Hole by Chris Swann/Swann Concepts Pub Studio: Imagine Podcasting, Carlsbad California
Ep. 26 Making the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer, with Thermo Fisher Scientific feat. Linda Hammond, PhD
Feb 23 2022
Ep. 26 Making the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer, with Thermo Fisher Scientific feat. Linda Hammond, PhD
Today we welcome Dr. Linda Hammond. Visit Thermo Fisher here. Linda is a Board Member here at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, elected in 2021. She has worked in Carlsbad at Thermo Fisher Scientific since 2014. Linda has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, and a B.S in Chemistry from San Diego State University (SDSU). At Thermo Fisher, Linda works as a Technical Writer. In addition, she leads community outreach/STEM education programming at the Thermo Fisher Carlsbad site. Linda is passionate about STEM education and the environment. Currently, Linda serves on our Tip Top Run Committee, Education Committee, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee here at the Foundation.   Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science with a mission to enable its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Their global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience, and pharmaceutical services through their industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon, and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com  Contact The Show Podcast website: Nature All Around Me The Foundation’s website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969 Podsafe Music by Geovane Bruno, Tremembé/Brasil https://pixabay.com/users/geovanebruny-19309525/
Ep.14 Caulerpa Taxifolia aka The Killer Algae
Feb 23 2021
Ep.14 Caulerpa Taxifolia aka The Killer Algae
Eric Munoz is a former board member of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon; president from 2006-2011; volunteer of the year 2012; and then rejoined the Board as fellow director from 2013-2017. He is the author of Caulerpa Conquest. Eric has twenty-five years of public and private sector planning experience. From 1988 to 2005 he worked for the Carlsbad Planning Department, which included being the staff liaison between the City and the Southern California Caulerpa Action Team 2000 to 2005.  He then was the Director of Planning with Hofman Planning and Engineering, a position he has held since 2005. And most recently he is the Chief Development Officer of the Palm Springs Surf Club.  About the Novel, Caulerpa Conquest: Rarely have global battles in the war on invasive species been successful. Even tougher is fighting a mutant genetic clone of a natural counterpart on a marine coast. The first known Western Hemisphere detection of the invasive seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia occurred in Southern California, at San Diego County's Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad. Caulerpa Conquest is the true story of 2000 to 2006 precedent-setting local eradication effort inspired by missed opportunities and lessons learned from the Mediterranean Sea. City staff planner, designated agency liaison, lagoon foundation president, and agent for continued creative outreach through 2015, Eric Noel Muñoz connects the dots from local lagoon waters to foreign coastlines, including Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, France, and Monaco. Books by Eric, on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cSPx6q  Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969