There’s no doubt that one of Carlsbad’s greatest attractions is its gorgeous beaches, and Bill Wisener is committed to keeping them that way.

President of the Friends of the Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches (FCCSB), Bill works to ensure the grounds and facilities of the South Carlsbad, San Elijo, Ponto, Tamarack, and Carlsbad state beaches are safe, clean and accessible. “I coordinate our fundraising and volunteer efforts,” explained Bill, “while balancing our plans against the needs of California State Parks and the desires of the people who use them.”

The beaches are owned and managed by the California State Parks Department, but given dwindling funding and the amazing popularity of the beaches for both day visitors and campers, the FCCSB is instrumental in keeping the beaches healthy. With Bill’s help, the FCCSB allows for programs and improvements that would otherwise have to wait. Events like Christmas in July and the Halloween Spooktacular have helped fund multiple improvements, such as updating bathrooms and lifeguard towers and renovating Pelican Point, so its breathtaking views can be enjoyed to the fullest.

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Bill finds it especially rewarding to work with the many residents who give their time to the FCCSB. “Our volunteers have a real ‘giving back’ attitude about the tireless work they do to preserve the beaches through the FCCSB’s mission,” commented Bill. “We all share a common love for our beaches here in North County.”

A former logistics executive, Bill has lived in La Costa Downs for over ten years. “We enjoy the easygoing and generous nature of the people living in 92011 and their passion to keep this one of the most wonderful places to live, not only in San Diego, but in the USA,” shared Bill. He and his wife, Barbara, just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. They have two grown sons and two grandchildren ages 3 and 7, whom they love to take to the Zoo, LEGOLAND® and the Midway when they visit from Florida.

Bill has volunteered for the FCCSB since 2010 and, according to founding board member Bill Mahoney, has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and efficacy. “I wake up every morning hoping to get more interested donors and volunteers to call us and get involved in our efforts,” said Bill. Visit to find out how you can help.

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Name:  Bill Wisener
Residence:  Carlsbad in La Costa Downs 92011
Affiliation:  President; Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches
Occupation: A former logistics executive, who was in charge of the supply chain operations for several multi-national corporations. Former Professor of Logistics at the graduate level.
Family:  Wife, Barbara of 48 years, 2 sons and 2 grandchildren (ages 7 & 3)

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Name of Group:  Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches (FCCSB)
Group’s Purpose:  FCCSB is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs at the campgrounds San Elijo State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach, as well Ponto, Tamarack and Carlsbad State Beaches.