WiLDCOAST Leads First Ever Bi-National Cleanup of San Diego's Tijuana River Valley
What: WiLDCOAST, Tijuana Calidad de Vida, and Surfrider are organizing volunteers and organizations from both sides of the border to clean-up the Tijuana River Valley before the first rain event flushes plastics, tires, and trash into the ocean.
Why: Every winter San Diego’s Tijuana River Valley is inundated with trash carried by the bi-national Tijuana River. Each rain event brings tons of ocean-bound trash and solid waste through the valley and the protected Tijuana Estuary. This poses serious environmental, health, and economic threats to our region. The event’s message is clear: the only way to clean-up the Tijuana River is through cross-border collaboration.
Who: Families, students, ranchers, surfers, Navy Seals, farmers and environmentalists from both sides of the San Diego-Tijuana border ranging in age from 7 to 77 will be working side-by-side to clean-up the Tijuana River Valley by hand.
When: 9 am – 12pm on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 (The event is also part of the International Day of Climate Action and is one of 3000 events across 159 countries to protect our environment and take a stand for a safe climate future.)
Where: 2220 Dairy Mart Rd. – West of the Dairy Mart Bridge
Take Interstate 5 South exit on Dairy Mart Rd; Make a right onto Dairy Mart Rd; Continue straight on Dairy, pass Camino de la Plaza; Make a right onto first dirt road visible on right hand side.
WiLDCOAST is an Imperial Beach- based non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that works to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife. Our Border Clean Water Campaign was created in 2005 to address the bi-national environmental and health impacts associated with pollution in the Tijuana River.