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August 22, 2011

Surfers, Equestrians, Conservationists and Students joined forces to remove 2 tons of trash from Tijuana River Valley.

In Partnership with Surfrider San Diego, Wild Willows Farm and TRVEA
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Horse back riding trail, Tijuana River Valley

Surfers, Equestrians, Conservationists  and Students joined forces to remove 2 tons of trash from clogging a stretch of a horseback riding trail in the Tijuana River Valley.

On Saturday August 13th over 104 volunteers from all over San Diego county joined forces to clean a heavily degraded hiking and horseback riding trail in the Tijuana River Valley.

Lead by Surfrider San Diego and supported by the Tijuana Estuary, WiLDCOAST, U.S. Fish and Willdlife, CA State Parks, Wild Willow Farms, the Tijuana River Valley Equestrian Association and Allied Waste close to two tons of ocean bound trash and waste tires were removed.  Trash consisted primarily of lumber, plastic bottles and styrofoam. This type of trash is easliy carried by the currents during the rain season and trapped in the flood plains of the Tijuana River.

Volunteers lined up in an assembly type line to pass to each other buckets full of trash and were later placed in larger bins. These bins were later carried to a flat bed truck that carried the trash to the larger trash bin located in the main staging area.

Volunteers received t-shirts and donations from Suzies Farm and Wild Willows farm (Tijuana River Valley based farms)  for their efforts.