Thank you to everyone that put in some time to comment on the City’s De Anza Natural plan in mid-February. The fact that the City has planned for wetland restoration in De Anza Cove—for the first time since it was carved out of Rose Creek’s wetland floodplain decades ago—shows that our research, outreach and hard work is paying off. We’ve still got a ways to go to get the City to prioritize Wildest-size wetland restoration.
In addition to all the folks that mailed letters, filled out postcards, and emailed their comments in, comment letters were also submitted by US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, UCSD and the Coastal Conservancy saying much the same. So the City heard it loud and clear!
We’ll keep on the City, share action opportunities, and are on the Environment Committee’s list of priorities for the year.
We hope you all were able to make it out to Love Your Wetlands Day last month! It was a lot of fun & our most successful LYWD yet. Huge thanks again to all the volunteers, Mission Bay Rangers, and you all that made it possible.
Next year’s LYWD will be February 4th, 2023. Mark it down and get ready to share the love! Here’s a video of thanks from this year, made by Karina Ornelas.
Karina’s also working on a ReWild Outreach Post at CoffeeCycle in Pacific Beach. They just joined voices with us pushing for the best way forward for the community, and invited us to share info via one of their tiny stores. ReWild info will be there in the next couple days–check our instagram and thanks to them!
And lastly, a bit of history – check out this article that gives some insight into the history of our Mission Bay (previously the False Bay, or Puerto Falso).