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ReWild at P.B. Town Council Mayoral Forum Sept. 18

Join the ReWild Coalition at the Pacific Beach Town Council on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a mayoral forum on coastal issues at Mission Bay High School at 2475 Grand Ave. It’s critical for our coalition to ask questions of our mayoral candidates on their position on long-term leases in northeast Mission Bay, the opportunity for a greener Mission Bay Park, and the need to begin wetland restoration for climate resiliency, cleaner water and greater public access.

City Council Declines to Pursue Rose Creek Parkland

Despite apparent interest in the Rose Creek park proposal from at least four councilmembers, a critical fifth vote could not be secured. As a result, the Balboa Avenue Station Area Specific Plan unanimously passed council, but without a designation for a new city park along Rose Creek. Read our statement on the matter, and thank you to everyone who joined us to testify on the 1st. See the KPBS and KUSI stories on Rose Creek here.

Statement on New and Extended Mission Bay Leases

Our ReWild Mission Bay statement on the 6-3 vote in San Diego City Council for approval of new leases for an RV camping vendor in the northeast corner of Mission Bay, which will preclude meaningful wetlands restoration for the foreseeable future. Special thanks to Council President Georgette Gómez, Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry and Councilmember Vivian Moreno for their votes against the measure. Read our entire statement here.

San Diego Natural History Museum Supports ReWild

In a letter in support of the ReWild Mission Bay campaign, San Diego Natural History Museum president and CEO Judy Gradwohl noted her concerns about the persistently poor water quality in Mission Bay, expected sea level rise in relation to areas of wetland already lost to development, and the value wetlands posses in naturally protecting coastal infrastructure. Read the entire letter here.

Times of San Diego: Wetland Restoration Critical

San Diego environmentalist Jim Peugh made the case for ReWild Mission Bay and a cleaner, greener, revitalized northeast corner of Mission Bay in an opinion piece in Times of San Diego. Click here to read the story, and share it with friends and family. Our job is to keep the pressure on elected officials and to plan now in order to take advantage of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get the revitalization of Mission Bay Park right.

Clean Water, Climate Resiliency, Wetland Habitat

San Diego Audubon ReWild Mission Bay summaryFollow us on Facebook and Instagram, and view the ReWild Mission Bay Feasibility Study and summary report. And don’t miss your opportunity to have your say about the future of a restored and “ReWilded” Mission Bay.

Your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and you are a critical component of our coalition, and we’ll need you in the years ahead to ensure the vision of a Mission Bay Park as a restored natural environment, civic showpiece, and unique educational, ecological and recreation destination comes to pass.

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