Urgent update: the fight continues!

Protect wetlands from bad development:
Speak up Wednesday, June 20th from 5-7pm at MB High School!

The City is hosting a public meeting next week to push their flawed De Anza plan forward, and we need wetlands supporters like YOU to tell them that wetlands matter. Over the past few months ReWild team has been working to ensure that wetlands and wildlife are a central part of the City’s De Anza planning process after flawed plans were advanced by the Mission Bay Park Committee last December. So far we have received no confirmation that any of our alternatives will be integrated in the final plan. Experts and the community agree: Mission Bay needs healthy, sustainable wetlands and the City’s “preferred alternative” doesn’t provide that.

Join the San Diego Audubon delegation, wear your ReWild shirt, and remind the City that wetlands matter!

Wednesday, June 20th, 5-7 pm
Mission Bay High School
2475 Grand Ave, San Diego 92109
Please RSVP here

ReWild’s alternatives are the product of years of outreach and transparent public participation. We know that in order to ensure a future for Mission Bay’s remaining wetlands we need to anticipate the effects of sea level rise and human disturbance. Despite this, the City is creating plans for Mission Bay that seem to ignore this reality.

Join us on Wednesday to tell the City that wetlands matter and their plans for De Anza should reflect that. If you chose to provide written comments on Wednesday, some points to consider sharing:

  • Include ReWild habitat areas in the De Anza EIR
  • Protect and restore at least 120 acres of wetlands by the year 2100
  • Plan for sea level rise
    • That means keeping built infrastructure far back from the water’s edge and providing enough space for wetlands to migrate upslope as oceans rise
  • Reconsider the misguided priorities pushing bad development forward at De Anza
    • The City should be prioritizing uses that are coastal-dependent, like wetlands. Not uses that could function just as well inland.

Don’t forget to wear your ReWild t shirt! If you don’t have one, email info@rewildmissionbay.org. They’re free and very fashionable.