Los problemas en esta zona son: principalmente residuos sólidos (basura) falta de una infraestructura apropiada como son accesos a la playa, sanitarios, zonas de descanso por mencionar algunas. Otro de los problemas son los derrames oficiales y clandestinos.
Beyond our Borders
Margarita Díaz Proyecto Fronterizo de Educaci ó n Ambiental A.C. Society United for the Sea SU x MAR
The Tijuana River flows from the U.S, into Mexico and then back into the U.S. discharging into the Pacific Ocean through the Tijuana River Estuary The coastal strip is approximately 3 miles long, between the Tijuana River Estuary (U.S.) and Playas de Tijuana (Mex). TIJUANA RIVER WATHERSHED
On either side of this 3 mile segment, is a discharge pipe from waste water treatment plants, one in each country. Contamination and sedimentation factors threaten increasing numbers of endan-gered plants and animals as well as human health COMMUNITY ISSUES
Vision <ul><li>A strong and effective community network, that inspires and empowers youth to take the lead at keeping our beaches healthy and safe . </li></ul>
Objectives <ul><li>Strengthen awareness and knowledge regarding the importance of coastal ecosystem health and integrity as it relates to safe public places and efficient environmental services. </li></ul><ul><li>Reenforce responsible behavious toward the coastal environment on behalf of local stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to the creation of a communication and outreach program centered on water quality to avoid health hazzards </li></ul>
Organized sporadic clean up campaigns 1992 – 1999 In an effort to help the Community of Playas learn to appreciate and protect its marine and coastal resources PFEA …….. 20 voluntarios (March, 2000) 4,000 voluntarios (Sept, 2009) Launched an ongoin program of two yearly beach cleanups
<ul><li>In the last 9 years Salvemos la Playa has: </li></ul><ul><li>Carried out 18 beach cleanup campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Involved a total of 13,500 volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Removed 44,500 Kg. of debris from this beach. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating 60 local M exican & U.S entities to sustain this effort </li></ul>
The program is a growing coalition which involves 60 local Mexican & U.S. entities.
<ul><li>Clean up </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection about waste remov al </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational activities </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironmental Ex po </li></ul><ul><li>Media campaign </li></ul>The campaign has consisted of: