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Join Us for Our Virtual “Support the SEP” Presentation

The city’s Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) goes before the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) for approval at their meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 14. We could use your help to ensure the board approves the SEP proposal.

Approval of the SEP will enable the Wildest plan for wetland restoration that our coalition has been advocating for over the last two years to be considered at the same level of attention as the city’s own plan and create a new, Wildest-like planning alternative for wetland restoration in the northeast corner of Mission Bay. That’s a big deal for our effort.

To get our coalition up to speed for the Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting on the 14th, we’re hosting a brief, hourlong informational presentation via Zoom this Thursday, Oct. 8 (tonight!), from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on what the SEP proposal is, and how approval of it will move our Wildest plan closer to becoming a reality in the ecological revitalization of northeast Mission Bay.

ReWild Mission Bay campaign coordinator Tommy Hough will host the event as we deliver talking points for the Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting, give a status update on the campaign, and hear remarks from:

  • ReWild Mission Bay campaign director and San Diego Audubon conservation director Andrew Meyer
  • UC San Diego Natural Reserve System reserves manager Isabelle Kay
  • San Diego Coastkeeper staff attorney Patrick McDonough
  • San Diego Audubon Otay Valley planting coordinator Karina Ornelas

Join us tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual primer ahead of the Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting on the 14th.

Participating In the Water Quality Control Board Meeting

The Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting gets underway at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. You can participate and make your remarks virtually via Zoom.

    • If you’d like to make remarks to the board via Zoom using what the board calls a “virtual speaker card,” you register now with your e-mail address.
    • If you’d like make remarks over the phone there’s more information here.
    • The deadline to register to speak at the meeting on the 14th is by 8:30 a.m. that morning.

We advise you to register now, or as soon as you can, so both we and the team at the Regional Water Quality Control Board have an idea of how many people plan on making remarks. We’ll have more details at our informational presentation on Oct. 8th at 6:30 p.m. Join us!