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San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Due Date: 2026-04-22T21:00:00.000Z
To protect a rich diversity of endangered, threatened, migratory, and native species and their habitats in the midst of a highly urbanized coastal environment. The Refuge is situated at the south end of San Diego Bay and is surrounded by the Cities of National City, Chula Vista, San Diego, Imperial Beach, and Coronado. Established to protect endangered and threatened species, the Refuge encompasses approximately 2,620 acres of land and water in and around San Diego Bay. Volunteering Become a "Friends" member More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow. Volunteer More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources. Ready to volunteer? Join the South Bay Volunteers! • Learn about South Bay nature and history. • Lead nature walks and/or perform habitat maintenance. • Non-technical, hands-on classes and field work. • Great way to make new friends! To sign up, you must register with Ranger Debbie at or (619) 575-2704 X 331 (email preferred) Our website is, contact email is, contact phone is (619) 575-2704 X 331

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