Welcome to summer!
Thank you for your support during what was a very busy spring for ReWild Mission Bay, especially with several De Anza Natural ad hoc Committee meetings the last several weeks.
Final De Anza ad hoc Committee Meeting
Tasked with issuing a more detailed report on the city’s De Anza Natural restoration proposal to its parent Mission Bay Park Committee, the final meeting of the De Anza ad hoc Committee is this Tuesday, June 27th, at 6 p.m. at the Sunset Ballroom at Paradise Point Resort at 1404 Vacation Rd. at Mission Bay.
Once again, we’re asking for your presence at Tuesday’s meeting to support two important ReWild Coalition members as they make presentations: Debby Knight with Friends of Rose Canyon, and Rebekah Loveless of Renascence.
Not only do we want to support our coalition members, but the ad hoc committee will submit its report to the full Mission Bay Park Committee ahead of that body’s July 11th meeting, which we hope you can also attend.
In the meantime, please wear your ReWild Mission Bay t-shirts on Tuesday, arrive early at Paradise Point, sit up front and lend our allies your enthusiastic support. The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is linked here.
You may have seen on local TV news that ReWild Mission Bay came to an agreement with the Mission Bay Youth Field Association and Pacific Beach Tennis Club that racquet sports and ballfield recreation stakeholders shouldn’t lose their space within the Mission Bay Park footprint if the city moves forward with proposed buffers along Rose Creek as part of a restoration plan. Read more at our press release from last Tuesday.
Agency Letters Supporting ReWild Shared
We’ve made it clear the city must add additional acres of wetland at the Wildest level in order for wetland restoration to be successful. We’ve also detailed shortcomings in the De Anza Natural plan on water quality and impacts from sea level rise. In addition, we’ve included similar remarks from several different regulatory agencies, and have since added their comment letters to our website.
Connect with Your Councilmembers
With city council considering the city’s De Anza Natural plan this fall, we’re meeting with all nine of our councilmembers and their staffs this summer to get them up to speed on the ReWild effort. We need your help to keep the pressure on and express to councilmembers why you and your family treasure Mission Bay Park, and why Maximum Wetland Restoration is critical to the campaign’s success. Visit this ReWild blogpost for contact information and talking points.
Thank you again for wearing your ReWild Mission Bay shirts and joining us to support our ReWild Coalition members presenting before the De Anza ad hoc Committee this Tuesday, June 27th, at 6 p.m. at Paradise Point Resort!
Banner photo by Craig Chaddock
Tommy Hough TV News still from KUSI
Graphic photos by Greg Hoxsie