City Must Fully Consider ReWild “Wildest” Proposal
Let your elected officials know we are prepared to give a full presentation on the ReWild Mission Bay plan options to the city’s Environment Committee, and that we want the city to fully consider our “Wildest” option in its Program Environmental Impact Report, or PEIR, with as much deliberative, in-depth care as the city’s preferred option – as suggested by a representative of the mayor’s office last week. Here are three things you can do to help ReWild right now.
ReWild Statement on Lease Recommendations
The ReWild Mission Bay coalition has noted its disappointment with the Land Use and Housing Committee recommendations for extended and new leases in northeast Mission Bay. According to Chris Redfern of San Diego Audubon, “The confidential nature of these negotiations has silenced public participation in a very important land use decision for Mission Bay.” Read the entire statement here.
Land Use and Housing Approves Campland Leases
In a 3-1 vote the city’s Land Use and Housing Committee approved recommendation of the proposed Campland lease extension, as well as a lease for Campland to manage the Mission Bay RV Park on De Anza Point, with a promise from the city’s Planning Department to analyze the ReWild Mission Bay “Wildest” proposal in the environmental impact report (EIR). Councilmember Vivian Moreno, chair of the Land Use and Housing Committee, was the lone dissenting vote.
Local Media Covers ReWild Mission Bay Effort
Thanks to our local TV and media outlets for covering ReWild Mission Bay and our coalition at the Mission Bay Park Committee meeting in Mission Beach. Special thanks to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Fox 5 San Diego, CBS News 8, ABC 10, and KUSI for filing stories on our effort to improve water quality, increase climate resilience, enhance wetland habitat, and enable greater public access of our bayfront.
Times of San Diego: Wetland Restoration Critical
San Diego environmentalist Jim Peugh makes the case for ReWild Mission Bay and a cleaner, greener, revitalized northeast corner of Mission Bay in an opinion piece in this weekend’s Times of San Diego. Click here to read the story, and share this article with your friends and family. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get the revitalization of Mission Bay Park right.
Cleaner Water, Climate Resiliency, More Wetland Habitat
YOU are a part of ensuring the vision of a Mission Bay Park that stands as a civic showpiece on par with Balboa Park, and a valuable, one-of-a-kind Southern California educational and ecological destination.