This past October 17th, the Tijuana River Action Network (TRAN) and celebrated the final event of the 6th annual Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) for 2015. Over the past six weeks, TRAN carried out 14 events on both sides of the border that engaged 3,945 participants in stewardship activities. These efforts helped prevent over 85,609 pounds of ocean bound trash and 284 waste tires from reaching the Pacific Ocean through the Tijuana River Watershed.
The final event on October 17th included a volunteer driven cleanup in the Border Field State Park, an invasive species removal event Los Sauces in Tijuana, a native plant ceremony at the friendship garden in Playas de Tijuana, and an awesome volunteer appreciation party at the Tijuana River Estuary Visitors Center that included elected official speakers, a raffle and live music. Notable attendees at the party included San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox and City of San Diego Councilmember David Alvarez, who are some of San Diego’s most vocal advocates for the Tijuana River Valley and have played an important role in conservation and access to open space in the region.