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The Tijuana Sloughs are closed on average 60% of the year.



of the year, Imperial Beach Beaches are closed.


To address and eliminate the sewage, trash, sediment and chemical waste that plagues our ocean, waves and beaches in the border region. We do this by raising awareness through outreach and education, while impacting policy through our advocacy work.

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In 2008, we helped formed a network of like-minded organizations called the Tijuana River Action Network (TRAN). In this network we build consensus and work in collaboration to address the conservation and restoration of the Tijuana River Watershed and its impact on our border region beaches and ocean.

Every year, from the middle of September through the middle of October, members of TRAN come together for Tijuana River Action Month, 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 to mobilize a record number of community volunteers and groups to become stewards of the Tijuana River Watershed; and, to recognize key efforts and investments by public and private agencies, businesses, non-profits and community groups to protect and restore the Tijuana River.

TRAM 2015

Last year’s TRAM brought in 3,945 volunteers who collected 42.80 tons of trash and 284 waste tires.  They installed 160 native plants and improved 19.2 acres of habitat.  With over 14 events in Mexico and United States, TRAM 2015 was a huge success.

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Check for Closures

Did you know that the Tijuana Sloughs (at Border Field State Park), one of the best surf breaks in San Diego County, is closed on average 60% of the year? And Imperial Beach is closed approximately 20% of the year? Why? Due to sewage contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River Valley that ultimately reaches our ocean. Before you get in the water, check out real-time water quality issues.

Check for Closures


TRAM 2016

Join us for a day of stewardship and education at one of the many events from September 17 to October 15.

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No Border Sewage Committee Hosts Quarterly Chapter Meeting

On July 27th, Surfrider San Diego members and guests gathered in a small amphitheater at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center in Imperial Beach for a quarterly chapter meeting hosted by the No Border Sewage Committee (NoBS). As the sun set over one of the last and largest intact wetlands in California, three speakers discussed issues plaguing the Tijuana River as well as the people who are determined to find creative solutions.

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