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    Team Up to Cleanup! February 6, 1-4 PM

    Join us in cleaning up all the trash that has washed ashore from the recent king tides. We need your help! Call (619) 409-5909 to sign up.

    Information Flyer

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    Movie: Connecting Urban Communities

    In February 2015 Scholars of the North American Nature Photography Association produced a film for the San Diego National Wildlife Refuges.

    View movie on YouTube

On the Sweetwater Marsh Unit

Visit the Living Coast Discovery Center

Bat ray exhibit at the Chula Vista Nature Center

The Living Coast Discovery Center is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization, and runs in partnership with the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Visitors can enjoy environmental education programs and view live animals.

Learn more about the Nature Center

About the Complex

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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The San Diego NWR Complex manages diverse wildlife and their habitats on four Refuges: Tijuana Slough NWR, San Diego Bay NWR, San Diego NWR, and Seal Beach NWR.

San Diego Bay is managed as part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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WHATS NEW

  • Tides Return to D Street Fill After 60 Years

    January 01, 2016

    USFWS and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) are working together to restore 12.44 acres of coastal habitats that were filled in the early 1950s on the San Diego Bay NWR. This project is returning a portion of D Street Fill back to a flourishing salt marsh ecosystem that will benefit endangered and threatened species such as the light-footed Ridgway's rail, California least tern, and also fish populations.

    D Street Fill Restoration Project
  • Conservation Leaders Plant Milkweed for Monarchs With Girl Scouts

    milkweed planting girl scouts April 2015April 15, 2015

    The best minds in conservation gathered together for a unique and special event one afternoon on Sweetwater Marsh at San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge that symbolized the efforts among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Milkweed plants to sustain monarch butterflies travelling along their migration routes were planted by conservationists with the guidance of local Girl Scout Troop #5912 and #6149.

    Conservation Leaders Plant Milkweed for Monarchs With Girl Scouts
  • NANPA partners with the Refuge to make a movie

    NANPA video thumbnailFebruary 23, 2015

    "Connecting Urban Communities with Nature at San Diego Bay & Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuges" In February 2015 Summit Scholars of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) produced a documentary film for the San Diego National Wildlife Refuges, highlighting two of the four Refuges they manage. This movie hopes to inspire the neighbors who surround these refuges to come walk the trails, and experience exhibits and various environmental educational programs.

    View the movie on YouTube
Page Photo Credits — Elegant tern chicks on June 28, 2015 by Robert Patton
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2016
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