Archive for the ‘Tijuana Estuary’ Category

November 2nd, 2016

Fact Sheet: Red-tailed Hawk

The most common North American hawk, the red-tailed hawk lives in virtually every state in the continental United States, in all kinds of habitats from deserts, prairies and pastures to open forests and cityscapes. View the US Fish and Wildlife Fact Sheet about Red Tailed Hawks.

November 2nd, 2016

Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass Gives Access to Public Lands and Waters

The Obama Administration launched the second year of the Every Kid in a Park program to give fourth graders and their families free access to federal lands and waters nationwide for a full year.

Fourth graders can log onto the Every Kid website at www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity in order to obtain and print their free pass, which allows access to national parks, forests, national wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid from September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017, and grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire non-commercial vehicle for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 sites across the country.

“The Every Kid in a Park program is unlocking natural curiosity in children by encouraging them to explore our nation’s most spectacular places,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

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August 8th, 2016

Refuge Friends Connect

Summer is a Great Time to Take Action at Home: Our Recess Action Kit:


With all 465 House seats and 34 Senate seats up for election, Representatives, Senators, and their political rivals will be in their home states to talk about important issues such as your local National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System. Good laws and adequate funding are essential for the Refuge System to thrive and members of the Friends community are the most qualified to communicate these issues to Congress.

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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.

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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.
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