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Who we are

Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association (SWIA)

Is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1979. SWIA is dedicated to the education in and acquisition, preservation and restoration of wetlands.

Since 1979, SWIA has managed $30 million of wetlands projects in the Tijuana Estuary. SWIA works in collaborative partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies and is a cooperating association with California State Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SWIA supports education programs at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center and serves as a public member of the Management Authority plus various committees countywide. SWIA’s volunteer Board of Directors is committed to preserving wetlands and working wherever needed.