Community Partners Overview

Groundwork San Diego-Chollas CreekGroundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

UC Davis John Muir Institute of the EnvironmentThe John Muir Institute of the Environment supports innovation and discovery aimed at solving real-world environmental problems. The institute’s faculty are committed to strengthening the scientific foundation for environmental decision making through collective entrepreneurship, a team-oriented approach that recognizes the complexities of environmental problems and the societal context in which they occur.

San Diego Regional Water Quality Control BoardOur mission at the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board is developing and enforcing water quality objectives and implementing plans that will best protect the area' waters while recognizing our local differences in climate, topography, geology and hydrology.

The San Diego Regional Board is comprised of nine part-time members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The San Diego Board' "basin plan" encompasses our hydrologic areas, issuing waste discharge requirements, enforcement action against violators, and monitoring water quality.

The task of protecting and enforcing the many uses of water, including the needs of industry, agriculture, municipal districts, and the environment is an ongoing challenge for the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research ReserveTijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR) is home to one of the few salt marshes remaining in Southern California, where over 90% of wetland habitat has been lost to development. The site is an essential breeding, feeding and nesting ground and key stopover point on the Pacific Flyway for over 370 species of migratory and native birds, including six endangered species. TRNERR is one of a several protected areas where SDSU scientists collaborate with reserve staff on ecological research projects.