The Tijuana River Estuary Interpretive Center Part 6
The most prominent geographical feature on this side of the estuary and “park” is the long black line of poisonous creosote soaked pilings stretching off southwards into the distance. The pilings are all that remain of a large local sewer line that fed the massive expanse of settling ponds which are the “Estuarine Reserve.” The sewer pipe has long been removed but the thick black poisonous pilings remain. Some find sport in hopping from one piling to the next until they slip and fall in the swamp. No one has yet made it to the end.
With a total budget exceeding a hundred million dollars a year and a magnet for grants from all corners, this “preserve” has a solid future.