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September 14, 2013


by Paloma Aguirre

Join WILDCOAST and our partners Surfrider San Diego, the Tijuana Estuary, I Love A Clean San Diego, 4 Walls International, Tijuana Calidad de Vida and the rest of the Tijuana River Action Network members for our fourth annual Tijuana River Action Month!

Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) is a community-driven month long series of binational cleanup and stewardship events to raise awareness of the specific challenges the San Diego-Tijuana border region faces due to Tijuana River pollution. TRAM takes place upon end of bird-nesting season and prior to the beginning of the rain season, giving a small window of opportunity to enter the sensitive endangered species habitat to remove trash and waste-tires before they are flushed into the ocean with the first rain event.

TRAM's goals are:

  • To mobilize a record number of volunteers in the cleanup and restoration of the Tijuana River Watershed to help prevent ocean-bound solid waste from impacting south San Diego's coastal and marine ecosystems.
  • To recognize key agency efforts from both sides of the border to decrease cross-border pollution.
  • To raise the awareness of the entire San Diego county population of the environmental and public health impacts of cross-border pollution.
TRAM 2013 will kickoff with Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday Sep 21, 2013: 

TRAM 2013 Schedule:

Saturday September 21

Coastal Cleanup Day (U.S.)


Tijuana River Valley Register Here


Salvemos la Playa (MEX)


Tijuana, Mexico Register Here


Saturday September 28

National Public Lands Day


Border Field State Park Register Here


Photo Expo and Native Plant Talk


Friendship Park in Playas de Tijuana


October 4

Cleanup and Sustainable Building Activities


Los Laureles Canyon, Rancho Las Flores 


October 5

Cleanup and Nature Walk


Effie May’s Trail, Tijuana River Valley- Register Here


October 9 & 10

Watershed Conservation and Native Plant Talk


Los Sauces Park, Playas de Tijuana


October 12

Cleanup and Sustainable Building Activities


Border Field State Park- Goat Canyon- Register Here


October 12

Tijuana River Action Month Festival


Monument Mesa, Border Field State Park-

Food, Drinks and Prizes for volunteers

Free Admission to TRAM volunteers!- Register Here