Great Turnout for ReWild Rally at City Hall

Our ReWild Coalition gathered at City Hall this week to rally ahead of the city’s Budget Committee meeting, and to speak with media about the need for Mayor Faulconer to include a budget line for a new Wildest wetland alternative in the Mission Bay planning process.

Support among our environmental, labor, and community coalition members remains strong as we ask the mayor to include funding for the Wildest wetlands proposal in next year’s city budget, and councilmembers need real information in order to make the best, most progressive decisions on the future of Mission Bay – and how our park can serve as an even greater ecological and economic centerpiece for San Diego for the next 100 years.

Thanks to everyone who attended, and to those who joined us on the 12th floor to make remarks. Special thanks to our ReWild Coalition members who spoke at our rally, including:

  • Anahí Méndez with the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native American Students (SACNAS)
  • Dan McKirnan with the Environmental Health Coalition
  • Rebekah Loveless and Brandon Linton with Renesence
  • Ryan Karslgodt with Unite Here! Local 30
  • Reverend Mary Lynn Coulson with St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church
  • Cody Petterson with the San Diego Sierra Club

Visit our ReWild Flickr page for more photos from the event, and stay up to date on our campaign to restore native wetlands in the northeast corner of Mission Bay at the ReWild Mission Bay website.