2006 September

September 29, 2006

Sweetwater Marsh – National Wildlife Refuge

The Sweetwater Marsh is a 300-acre wildlife refuge within 10 driving-miles of the Tijuana River Valley. The visitor’s center provides exhibits, guided nature and bird walks, a shark and ray exhibit, and the opportunity to view native birds in outdoor aviaries that support burrowing owls, shorebirds, egrets, and herons. The park does not have equestrian

September 29, 2006

National Guard Flying over the Valley

The National Guard is flying helicopters over the valley. Residents say there are multiple low passes every day especially over the mesa tops near the border fence.

September 29, 2006

Border Patrol on Horseback in the Valley

Border patrol is riding multiple shifts in the Tijuana River Valley. They have patrolled for about six months and plan to continue indefinitely. Please say hello to our agents and their trusty mounts!

September 18, 2006

Border Field State Park Equestrian Parking NOT Open

CA State Parks have NOT opened the BFSP equestrian parking at the foot of the park on the beach. They are asking people trailering into the valley to park at the Central Beach Trail trailhead or at the BFSP gate. They will permanently remove the “No-Equestrian-Parking-Beyond-Here” sign at the old kiosk area (trail head for Central Beach Trail) when the heavy equipment

September 18, 2006

PVC Pipes Removed from Central Beach Trail

USFWS and State Parks have removed the four PVC pipes that crossed the Central Beach Trail near the wooden bridge; they have filled the crossing with earth.

September 18, 2006

Three Corners Crossing Repair

USFWS will repair the mud bog on the trail just north of Three Corners. USFWS says the trail should be repaired by the end of 2006.

September 18, 2006

Movie Filming at Border Field State Park

Movie crews will be filming sometime during the 3rd – 4th week of September 06 near BFSP. Please ride safely near this activity. 

September 09, 2006

Fall 2006: Bobcat and Three Kittens

Riders reported a bobcat and its 3 kittens near PERL Road. Please give these precious denizens of the TRV lots of space away from you and your horse.