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The No Border Sewage (No BS) mission is 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. Contact us at to get involved!

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.

Check out the success of TRAM over the last 6 years!

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Join Us at our Next Cleanup!

Mark your calendars, we need your help! The No Border Sewage Committee is hosting its first cleanup of 2016 in the Tijuana River Estuary. Due to the El Niño rains, an unprecedented amount of trash has been flowing and we need your help to prevent it from reaching our beaches and ocean.

NO BS 2-20-16 Cleanup

Check out this brief video from early January to view the magnitude of the problem!

DATE:  Saturday, February 20th, 2016*
TIME:  8am – 12pm; complimentary lunch will follow
LOCATION:  Border Field State Park – 1500 Monument Road, San Diego* | Get Directions
*Date/Location may change due to weather; check back for details




A complimentary lunch will be provided to all participants after the cleanup.

Please make sure to REGISTER HERE to save your spot! If you are a minor or are bringing minors, registration beforehand is mandatory so that we can get the proper consent forms out to you prior to the event.

A big thank you to our sponsor PuraKai for making these cleanups possible. Contact us at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!



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, please check out real-time water quality issues by following the link below.

Click here to check out real-time water quality issues in San Diego County!

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