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Feb 16, 2015 03:26PM ● Published by Paul Spear

On Saturday, February 14th 2015, WILDCOAST, the City of Imperial Beach, US Fish and Wildlife Service and YMCA Armed Services volunteers joined together to remove blighted chain link fences from wetland habitat in the South Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Imperial Beach.  This important initiative is part a larger effort by WILDCOAST to restore habitat and increase access to the bayfront. 

During the event, 17 volunteers from YMCA Armed Services worked with WILDCOAST and US Fish and Wildlife staff to remove 100 feet of unused chain link fences from sensitive wetland habitat.  The fence removal, part of WILDCOAST’s Scenic South Bay Vision Project, is a collaborative effort to beautify wetland and coastal shoreline in Imperial Beach and South San Diego Bay, and restore habitat in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  The Vision project is engaging volunteers in cleanups, fence removal, restoration activities and community beatification projects this year. 

 “Removal of blighted fences is crucial to restoring and improving public access in the South Bay and WILDCOAST will be planning future events to engage the community these efforts,” said John Holder, Border Coordinator at WILDCOAST.

To learn more about future events to conserve and restore South San Diego Bay with WILDCOAST or for photos from this event, please contact John Holder at (619) 423 8665.  For more information about WILDCOAST, please visit





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