August 1st, 2018

TRNERR News & Events: August 2018

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Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

August 2018 eNewsletter

Border Field Temporary Road Closure
ROAD CLOSURE: Vehicle Entrance Road will be CLOSED due to truck traffic on Fridays – July 27 and August 3, 2018.
PEDESTRIANS & EQUESTRIANS should follow trail detour signs weekdays July 26 – August 8, 2018. Sorry for the inconvenience.

July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5: open to vehicles Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 7:00pm. Normal schedule resumes on August 4th.

Advisory Counsel Meeting
Tuesday, August 7th
1:00 – 3:00pm
Tijuana Estuary Training Center
The Advisory Council is the multi-agency body that coordinates policy and operations throughout the Reserve. Through voluntary participation in the Advisory Council, member agencies consent to establish policies, jointly promote Reserve programs, and cooperate to provide resources to accomplish the missions of the Reserve and the constituent land management agencies. Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.
To learn more or check for future meeting dates click here.

Speaker Series – Field Experience
Bringing Back Wetlands: The Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program
Saturday, August 18
10:00am – Noon
at Border Field SP – registration required
Guest Speaker: Chris Nordby, Restoration Ecologist
 

Did you know that California has lost more than 90% of its wetlands? Get outside and join us for a walking tour of the restored 20-acre Model Marsh and see nearby degraded habitat where another 75-80 acres are planned for restoration at Border Field State Park. These restoration efforts are stages in a large-scale, multi-phase wetland restoration planning process known as the Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program (TETRP). Learn more about TETRP and meet one of the experts responsible for bringing wetlands back.
Space is limited, reserve your spot today at
http://trnerr.org/walks-talks.

Tijuana River Action Month is Almost Here
September 15 – October 6

Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) 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 (unless noted) are welcome! Community service available upon request.

September 15, 9am – 12pm
Coastal Cleanup Day – Beach Cleanup
Border Field State Park
September 21, 9am – 12pm
National Public Lands Day – Habitat Restoration
Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
September 29, 8:30am – 12pm
Van Tour of Tijuana River NERR
Starting at Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
October 6, 9am – 12pm
Tijuana Slough Beach Cleanup
South end of Seacoast Drive

Tijuana Estuary Explorers Teacher Training
Tuesday, September 18th
3:30 – 6:30pm
Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
FREE!

“Tijuana Estuary Explorers” is a hands-on, in-class, and field trip program targeted at 3rd – 6th grade students. It incorporates reading, writing, and science into four comprehensive activities about the Tijuana Estuary and its watershed. It is one of our most popular programs!

Download the flyer here.

To learn more about the curriculum and sign up for the training, click here.

San Diego Bay Kayak Tours 
Saturday, August 4, 11, 18, 25
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 and have a waiver signed by aparent or legal guardian. Each child under 10 must ride in a kayak with their accompanying adult. All participants must wear life vests and stay with the group. (Pace is based on the slowest paddlers in the group.) This activity may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions, etc. Dates and price are subject to change.

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

Climate Teachers on the Estuary Middle and High School Teacher Training 
October 4 – 6, 2018
NOTE: times and location vary (see flyer)
Tijuana Estuary, in collaboration with the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC Region 9), is hosting the first Climate version of its annual Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE)middle and high school interdisciplinary teacher training. Like the annual TOTE held in May, Climate TOTE is a field-based teacher training program that brings coastal research into the classroom. Climate TOTE will focus on climate related field experiences, ways to help ensure students resiliency to climate impacts, how to empower students to engage in the climate movement, and much more.
To learn more about TOTE and/or sign up for this exciting new opportunity click here.
Tijuana River NERR, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

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