Archive for the ‘Tijuana Estuary’ Category

August 2nd, 2016

Tijuana River Action Month is Right Around the Corner!

September 17 – October 15

Tijuana River Action Month is a series of education and stewardship events held during September and October to benefit the Tijuana River Watershed. The goals of Tijuana River Action Month are twofold:1) to mobilize a record number of community volunteers and groups to become stewards of the Tijuana River Watershed, and 2) to recognize key efforts and investments by public and private agencies, businesses, non-profits, and community groups in protecting and restoring the Tijuana River.
Volunteer registration is now open for all TRAM events. Please follow the links below or on the website to participate in any of our cleanup or restoration events. All events are open to the public and all ages are welcome! Community service available upon request.


August 2nd, 2016

Bird Sculptures on Display at Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center Bookstore

If you haven’t had a chance to view the woodworking talents of Kevin Hamm illustrated through various bird sculptures on display at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center bookstore, you still have a chance. Kevin is a bird walk docent for the Tijuana Estuary, and his love for birds is obvious through his craft. To learn more about the exhibit and Kevin’s background click here.

Want to learn about estuary birds from the artist and docent Kevin Hamm? Please join us for Kevin’s normal first Sunday bird walk at 3pm August 7th then hear him speak about his artistry and passion for promoting birding after the tour.

Catch these beautiful pieces on display through August 12, 2016 in the bookstore. They are available for sale along with his bird photography and the proceeds allow the Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges to support environmental education at the Reserve.

May 31st, 2016

Friends Connect – Your Online National Refuge Resource

Connect, Share, Learn

The Refuge Friends Connect website is a place for Friends to:

  • Connect with each other,
  • Share your experiences, and
  • Learn from each other by providing support and encouragement.

This is your website to help you and your group find inspiration, motivate others, and have the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges you face as you support wildlife conservation, your community, the local refuge, and the Refuge System.

On this site you’ll find resources to expand your knowledge, a directory of all Friends, forums to pose questions and get advice, a calendar to share what you’re planning and see what others are doing, and news of what’s happening around the Refuge System — a place to do a bit of bragging.

Your participation will make this site a valuable tool. So become a member, join in the discussions, and add content. Within the Friends community there is a vast amount of knowledge that when shared strengthens every individual, groups, and our collective effort to support wildlife conservation.


June 1st, 2015

San Diego Bay Kayak Tours

San Diego Bay Kayak Tours
June 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th
9:30 – 11:30am (weather permitting)


Get closer to nature and experience San Diego Bay on this guided kayak tour. Available for ages 5 and older. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Each child under 10 must ride in a kayak with their accompanying adult. This activity starts at the marina at Loews Resort.


Space is limited. Reservations are required by 4 pm the day prior.Call the Loews marina at (619) 424-4466. $35 per person.

February 24th, 2015

Connecting Urban Communities with Nature at San Diego Bay & Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuges

In February 2015 Summit Scholars of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) produced a documentary film for the San Diego National Wildlife Refuges, highlighting two of the four Refuges they manage. This movie hopes to inspire the neighbors who surround these refuges to come walk the trails, and experience exhibits and various environmental educational programs. San Diego National Wildlife Refuges manage wildlife and habitats, from coastal marshes to oak woodlands; connecting people to the rich biological diversity in their backyards. Visit us today!

Refuges featured in this movie:

(Thank you Lisa Cox!)

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