July 2011
TRNERR News & Events 
Your monthly update from the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
TRNERR and partner logos
Congratulations to our new Refuge Manager Brian Collins!


You probably already know Brian Collins as the S.D. Refuge Complex's Wildlife Biologist, a position he held for 15 years! Before that he worked here as a Bio Tech for 2 years.  Please welcome him into his new position of managing Tijuana Slough and San Diego Bay NWRs.


 Brian Collins, Refuge Manager


Volunteer Stewardship Events

Typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.


Next event:

Planting Party in the Native Plant Nursery!

Saturday, July 9th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

at Border Field State Park (1500 Monument Rd, San Diego)


Families, individuals, scout groups, local clubs and organizations are welcome to participate. All volunteers under 18 must bring parent-signed permission forms, available by request (email volunteer@trnerr.org). Volunteers under the age of 16 must attend with an adult.

 stewardship events

Click on image for details, or visit our Volunteer page.



Speaker Series

Saturday, July 16, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

in the Tijuana Estuary Training Center 


Green Sea Turtles in San Diego Bay

Guest Speaker: Robin LeRoux,

Marine Turtle Coordinator, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

NMFS Permit 1591.

Click on image to view flyer.


Did you know that Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) live in San Diego Bay?

Scientists at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center have researched the population that lives in South San Diego Bay for over 15 years.  Information about the population, their biology, habitat use, local movements, and long-distance migrations has been collected.  Join us to hear what scientists have discovered about this fascinating animal. 

Free - Open to All - Bring a Friend

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Sunday, July 17th
9:00am beginning at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
Learn about what makes a garden "ocean-friendly" while touring the neighborhood for examples and more information.
Tuesday, August 9th
6:00pm at San Diego Coastkeeper
Topic: San Diego Bay's Dirty Little Secret
Thursday, August 11th and Friday, August 12th
Thurs: 9:00am - 3:45pm and Fri: 9:00am - 1:30pm
at Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
Target Audience: Middle and High School teachers

Saturday, August 13th

9am-12pm at Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center

Volunteers Wanted!

Reddish egret

In This Issue
Volunteer Event
Speaker Series
Upcoming Events
Event Calendar 
google calendar
Click on image to view calendar


Free Docent-Led Nature and Bird Walks 

Click on photo for dates and times

Join Our Mailing List


Find us on Facebook