Archive for August, 2021

August 18th, 2021

Border Field State Parks Celebrates 50th Anniversary

California State Parks is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Border Field State Park with events on Monument Mesa and at the park entrance from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. In partnership with park partners, the department will host a series of interpretive booths throughout the park including the launch of a new podcast series and an app with a self-guided tour about the stories from the first people of this area, the Kumeyaay.

Below is a breakdown of the 50th anniversary celebratory activities:

  • 1 – 4 p.m. Interpretive booths at both the entrance and on Monument Mesa with Tijuana Estuary Research Reserve scientists, Kumeyaay, Gray Bears, park neighbors, and park sponsors. Launch of a new digital exhibit on scientists and geographers working across borders and Kumeyaay land use practices.
  • 1:55 p.m. Live stream on Facebook: Tijuana River NERR and California State Parks
  • 2 p.m.  Kumeyaay Invocation with Stan Rodriguez
  • 2:15 p.m. California State Parks Director Armando Quintero message
  • 2:25 p.m.  Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina

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August 17th, 2021

Walk For The Wild 5K Challenge

 

WALK FOR THE WILD 5K CHALLENGE

PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM & PUBLIC LANDS ALLIANCE
OCTOBER 9–16, 2021

The Challenge

We’re on a mission to empower wildlife and humans to thrive. The challenge is to get people moving a distance of 5K in nature on behalf of as many national wildlife refuges as possible; there are 568 to choose from.

By joining us, you commit to:

  • Move a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) in nature during the week starting October 9, 2021. It’s up to you how you move (as long as you do it self-propelled), where in nature you go, and whether you go solo or with friends or family.
  • Choose a favorite or soon-to-be-favorite national wildlife refuge to walk for. We hope to see as many wildlife refuges represented as possible and look forward to reporting how many are represented by Walk for the Wild participants.
  • During the week, record your activity — walking, jogging, hiking, strolling, or whatever you choose— either manually, or using your favorite fitness tracker. Once you’ve completed the 5k distance (3.1 miles), you are officially a Finisher!
  • OPTIONAL, if you are competitive and want to see who can do the challenge the fastest or slowest, you can report your finish time by October 31, 2021.
  • Lastly, we hope you share your challenge experiences on social media with the hashtag #walkforthewild2021 and #WildlifeRefuge

Learn more and sign up 

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