It’s on! City reschedules canceled De Anza meeting and we need you there

RSVP here. We need YOU to show up for ReWild Mission Bay at the MB Park Committee:

 

Tuesday, December 5th, 6PM
Mission Bay High School

 

Last month, the City canceled the public meeting where they were going to move the flawed De Anza plans up the chain toward City Council. Now that meeting is back on, to be held December 5th at 6pm. We need YOU there in your ReWild hats and t-shirts to stand up for the wetlands and wildlife that mean so much to our communities.

 

We are at a crucial point in the battle to protect Mission Bay’s wetlands, which will be directly impacted by the City’s plans for De Anza. While the City it attempting to fast-track the “revitalization” of De Anza Point, they are ignoring sea level rise and what it will take to keep our wetlands safe – now and in the future.

 

We need you to join us in telling the City that wetlands matter. We can’t let them miss their chance to protect wetlands for future generations. 

 

Tell the Mission Bay Park Committee: Do NOT take action to adopt the De Anza plans on December 5th. Instead, develop plans that adequately protect wetlands today and in the future.

 

Feel free to use the following “talking points” in providing the City with feedback:
  • The City’s current plans are not sustainable to sea level rise. Future technological advances are unlikely to solve coastal flooding problems. Instead, we should build projects that are resilient to these impacts of climate change.
  • That means keeping built infrastructure far back from the water’s edge and providing enough space for wetlands to migrate upslope as oceans rise.
  • The current plans will not significantly improve water quality in Mission Bay – one of biggest priorities the Master Plan has for De Anza. To do so they need more wetlands that can filter out pollutants before they reach the bay.
  • The De Anza process should slow down and use the full results from the ReWild feasibility study in their decision making – including the results that a bigger wetlands restoration footprint could very likely be the cheapest option.
  • The City should be prioritizing uses that are coastal-dependent, like wetlands. Not uses that could function just as well inland.

Earlier this summer, the City of San Diego revealed their updated plans for De Anza Point. Unfortunately these plans are driven by misguided priorities and have a shortsighted approach to protecting Mission Bay’s natural resources.(You can read San Diego Audubon’s response to these plans here).

We need to be there every step up of the way to show our support for wetlands and the birds that rely on them. What the City does at De Anza directly impacts the precious wetlands we’re working to protect in Mission Bay.

Wear your ReWild t shirt and join us on December 5th to tell the City – wetlands matter!