Tijuana River Action Month a success for the 5th year in a row!

This past Saturday WILDCOAST celebrated the final event of the Tijuana River Action Month for 2014. We had a fantastic year and engaged 2,215 participants in stewardship activities and events to help prevent over 66,000 pounds of ocean bound trash from reaching the Pacific Ocean at the Tijuana River Mouth.

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The final event on October 11th involved a cleanup at Goat Canyon, an unveiling of the Border Field State Park artwork, speaking and native plant ceremony with elected officials in Tijuana and the United States, as well as a raffle and volunteer appreciation party.

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There were some notable attendees including Speaker of the California State Assembly Toni Atkins, San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, Imperial Beach Council Member Ed Spriggs (all pictured in above photo), staff of San Diego City Council member David Alvarez, Director of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board David Gibson and staff of the California Coastal Conservancy.

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WILDCOAST is thrilled to be able to be a part of this effort and play an active role in the Tijuana River Action Network that is made of local groups and stakeholders interested in conserving the Tijuana River Watershed. This event was made possible by the help of awesome sponsors and supporters such as REI, Lifeproof, Surfrider Foundation, 4Walls, I Love A Clean San Diego, California State Parks, Pronatura, Friends of Friendship Park, Proyecto Fronterizo, California Wetlands Restoration Program, SDGE, the San Diego Foundation and Patagonia.

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