San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Irvine Ranch Water District natural treatment system, a restored freshwater wetlands cleansing pollutants from the water before returning it to the San Diego River just inland from the Upper Newport Bay.  Over 200 bird species visit this wetlands.  The sanctuary has 12 miles of public trails.  The pictures on this page only represent a very small section of the sanctuary.  Click here for a trail map, see the links at the end of this page for more info.


Below, a few views of the ponds from the trails near Riparian View.

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Pond near the Audubon House and Parking Lot

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The rules.

Below, a few trail pics...

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San Diego Creek near the parking lot:

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View of San Diego Creek from Riparian View.

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San Diego Creek

Links for more info (other websites):

Irvine Ranch Water District:
http://www.irwd.com/environment/san-joaquin-marsh.html

Sea & Sage Audubon Society:
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/SJWS/sjws.htm

Fun Orange County Parks writeup on San Joaquin:
http://www.funorangecountyparks.com/2010/05/san-joaquin-wildlife-sanctuary-irvine.html

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