SACRAMENTO -- The following information was released by the California Integrated Waste Management Board:
The California Integrated Waste Management Board has approved a $1.6 million grant for a cooperative project with California State Parks to remove and separate tons of debris, tires, and trash along the California-Mexico border.
The affected area is in the Tijuana River Valley and Goat Canyon Estuary in Border Field State Park, 15 miles south of San Diego. It is located entirely within the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, an important wildlife habitat managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
"The health of the Tijuana River Valley and estuary, one of the few remaining tidal wetlands in Southern California, is being threatened by upstream debris," said Board Chair Margo Reid Brown. "We are pleased to be working in partnership with California State Parks to resolve this problem and to help restore the pristine beauty of this environmentally sensitive area."
The Tijuana River runs for approximately 120 miles, primarily in Mexico, and crosses the U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana. Large quantities of trash, tires, sediment, and other debris are transported by storm...
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