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    Now Recruiting: YCC Crew Leader 2017

    Applications due April 15! For details, click here:

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  • Earth Day 2013

    Walk After Work on the Refuge - April 13

    Walk while we listen for endangered birds and view wildflowers. Limited participation, sign up on our Facebook page! 5:30 - 7:00 PM

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The SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project

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On August 13, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director Dan Ashe announced a new $1M annual award for the SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project. This effort spans across the San Diego NWR Complex, Los Angeles, and the Hopper Mountain NWR Complex in Ventura. The project connects urban audiences with nature in their backyards, and engages Southern California communities and youth in wildlife conservation.

SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project

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 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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NEWS

  • Return of the Quino!

    quino on pentachaeta by spring strahmMarch 27, 2017

    Endangered Quino checkerspot butterflies are getting a new chance to re-establish on the refuge.

    Watch and listen to the KPBS story
  • Starting a New Life: Immigrant Children Connect with Nature in Their New Home

    hugging plant_Lisa CoxJanuary 13, 2017

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Dirt flies as students dig in a garden, the sound of laughter bouncing across the schoolyard. “There’s sand in my shoes, but that’s not stopping me!” exclaims Maryna, a third-grader digging holes for new plants at Anza Elementary School. Maryna and her fellow students have faced a lot more than sand in their shoes. Most of the children who attend Anza, in El Cajon, just east of San Diego, have emigrated from war-torn countries such as Iraq and Syria. They came from places of desert rock and dirt, confined to their homes, fearful because running outside could be fatal.

    Read the full story here
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Rinus Baak/USFWS
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2017
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