Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
"A Wetland of International Importance" International Ramsar Convention, 2005

301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, California 91932
Phone (619) 575-3613
Fax (619) 575-6913


Planning to go to Border Field State Park This Weekend? Check entrance gate status, road and trail access, and other important information by
clicking here.
Border Field Weekend Vehicle Access = CLOSED starting 11/2/09

The Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center is open to the general public 5 days per week,
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.


Reserve hours for trail use: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset DAILY.

Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days,
but trails remain open during daylight hours.

The Visitor Center offers a variety of hands-on, interactive activities for all ages as well as a collection of videos (including videos in Spanish) that are shown upon request. Our educational videos aim to educate the public about estuaries and watersheds, including estuary flora and fauna, estuarine ecology and natural processes.

From the Visitor Center, guests can easily access our North and South McCoy trails (open daily), which take visitors into prime bird-watching areas and to the mouth of the Tijuana River. There are limited picnic areas near the Visitor Center. Equestrian trails are available on the south end of the Tijuana Estuary in Border Field State Park. (Call ahead for equestrian trails in case they are closed due to bad weather.)

The Clapper Rail's Nest retail store is located inside the Visitor Center where T-shirts, sweatshirts, field guides, videos and other items are available for purchase. Proceeds go to the Friends of San Diego Refuges.

Tijuana Estuary staff is available to answer your questions and update you on any important environmental news as well as give tips on how to help preserve and protect our natural resources.

PROJECTS AND PUBLIC NOTICES

COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Tijuana Estuary is currently in the process of updating our Comprehensive Management Plan. To review the following document simply click on the link below:
TRNERR Comprehensive Management Plan 2009-2014 Draft #5
To view our current management plan, click here (1.2MB).

Please direct questions and comments regarding the management plan update to:
Clay Phillips, Reserve Manager
Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
619-575-3613 ext.303

TIJUANA ESTUARY SEDIMENT FATE AND TRANSPORT STUDY
The Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Tijuana Estuary Sediment Fate and Transport Study has been adopted. To download, click the links below:
Notice of Completion (122KB) - summary of project description and impacts
Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (9MB)

August 17, 2009 through October 20, 2009: Project underway. Certain trail sections will be temporarily closed, for more details click here.

Please direct questions or comments regarding this Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration to:
Christopher M. Peregrin
Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
619-575-3613 ext.332

TIJUANA ESTUARY TIDAL RESTORATION PROGRAM, PHASE II
RESTORATION, FEASIBILITY, AND DESIGN STUDY
Executive Summary (32MB)

Please direct questions or comments regarding this study to:
Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association
708-A Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(619) 575-0550

 

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