Volunteers at San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge
|Ranger Debby helps kids plant native plants (Photo: Lisa Cox--FWS)|
Park Ranger Debby Good was helping kids plant coastal sage scrub plants at our headquarters on the San Diego Bay NWR, during our annual celebration of Refuge Week that we do in partnership with the Living Coast Discovery Center
. After the kids planted a plant, they were given a coastal sagebrush rose-pot to take home and plant in their yard so they could have a native plant too. Environmental Education and connecting people with the nature at this local urban NWR is imperative to our mission here at the San Diego NWR Complex. The San Diego Bay NWR is special because it is protecting the last important remnants of coastal salt marsh in South San Diego Bay, from National City and Chula Vista down to Imperial Beach, and even back up around the other side of the bay to Coronado.
The San Diego Bay NWR has many coastal habitats ranging from open water, to salt ponds, mudflats, salt marsh, and upland habitats. We monitor for T&E (threatened and endangered) species such as California least tern, western snowy plover, and salt marsh bird's beak (a plant). To see a list of volunteer opportunities with the FWS in California, please click here
For more information about the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, please visit their refuge page here: San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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