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Love Your Wetlands Day
February 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
NOTE: Pre-registration closes Feb. 1 at 11:30 pm. All other attendees will have to register at the entrance.
Love Your Wetlands Day is an opportunity to explore UC San Diego’s protected Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve in Mission Bay while also learning about the importance of coastal wetlands, the climate threats they face, and the ways local communities are working to restore and protect them. Uniquely located in the densely populated urban area, Kendall-Frost Marsh is a valuable laboratory and popular component of the University of California’s Natural Reserve System, a library of ecosystems throughout California representing most of the state’s major habitats. Activities will take place throughout the day and are family-friendly:
- Guided marsh and kayak cleanups
- Guided birding
- Booths from environmental organizations
- Educational presentations by local scientists
- Speeches by elected officials and cultural activities with Indigenous leaders
- Native planting
- Fish seining
The event will run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please note: NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THE EVENT
Minors can not participate without a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
The first 100 pre-registered attendees to arrive will receive a shirt! Register today!
Free parking and free shuttles will be available from Crown Point Park North, 3700 Corona Oriente Road, located about ¾ of a mile from Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve. Shuttle service will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Street parking is available but very limited.
This public acknowledgment serves to honor and respect Indigenous peoples and their land on which our campus resides. UC San Diego was built upon the territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. From time immemorial, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community.