8th Annual Tijuana River Action Month

What:  Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) is a series of education and stewardship events held during September and October to benefit the Tijuana River Watershed. The goals 

2014TRAMof 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.

Who:  Open to the public.  All ages are welcome. Community Service available. Volunteers under 18 yrs of age must have a signed waiver by parent or guardian. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

When: Cleanup and habitat restoration events will take place every Saturday  between September 16 and October 14, 2017. More details to come.

Where: Various locations within the Tijuana River Valley and Watershed.

Why: To protect, preserve and restore the Tijuana River Valley and Watershed.

What to wear/bring? Volunteers must work in long pants and boots or sturdy, closed-toe shoes. We also recommend bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. Work gloves, tools, water and a light snack will be provided.

Pre-registration is required. See below for details and registration links.


Please join us for these bi-national events!


Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is a statewide beach and coastal and inland waterway cleanup held throughout California each year, part of the largest such cleanup in the country. CCD provides an opportunity for volunteers of all ages to work together and make a positive impact on our waterways and reduce the amount of marine debris the enters our ocean. Cleanup sites on the Reserve are at Border Field State Park and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Register here.

National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a community-based habitat restoration project to take place at the Tijuana Estuary and Tijuana Slough NWR! All ages welcome. Register here (coming soon).

Community Cleanup Event
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help us remove ocean-bound trash from the Tijuana River Valley with a community cleanup event at Dairy Mart Road. All ages welcome. Register here (coming soon).

Goat Canyon Cleanup
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help us remove ocean-bound trash from one of the most environmentally degraded areas in San Diego County! Held at Border Field State Park. Register here (coming soon).

Come for the cleanup and stay for the party! Join us immediately following the cleanup to celebrate the bi-national accomplishments of the 2017 Tijuana River Action Month.
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm on Monument Mesa at Border Field State Park.
Free food, music, beer & wine (must be over 21 with I.D. to be served alcohol), raffle prizes, special speakers, and lots of FUN!

For these and additional event, click to go to TRAM website with event calendar.


For more information:

Volunteer Coordinator
(619) 575-3613 x330  office