We had an impressive turnout of ReWild Mission Bay supporters and coalition members at last Thursday’s De Anza Natural ad hoc Committee meeting, and not only were we were thrilled to have so many in attendance, but many of our concerns were being voiced by committee members in their remarks.
Which brings us to today – Tuesday, July 11th – and the July meeting of the Mission Bay Park Committee as it considers adoption of the city’s De Anza Natural restoration proposal to the Mission Bay Park Master Plan, despite the plan lacking science and specifics on clean water projections and sea level rise impacts.
We need your support Tuesday the 11th to make remarks in support of Wildest-scale wetland restoration with the greatest volume of restored wetlands to ensure the best chance of successful habitat preservation and sea level rise resilience.
- We’re emphasizing the need for the city to adopt Wildest-level restoration in northeast Mission Bay, or “Maximum Wetland Restoration” to ensure the greatest amount of restored wetlands.
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) have all recommended that the city go with the Wildest alternative.
- As Jim Peugh noted in his remarks last week, “Restored wetlands will provide much-needed nature-based recreational, educational, and scenic value for park users,” and will help the city reach its Climate Action Plan goals.
- You can find a series of talking points we’ve been directing advocates to at this link beneath the contact information for city officials.
- And you may have also heard about the agreement last month between ReWild and the Mission Bay Youth Field Association and Pacific Beach Tennis Club on potential Rose Creek buffer zones and recreation areas.
If you don’t want to speak on Tuesday, no problem — you can also cede time to one of our speakers if you’re not interested in making remarks. This will be enormously helpful for us!
Join us Tuesday at 6 p.m. for this important meeting of the Mission Bay Park Committee, and be sure to wear your ReWild Mission Bay shirt! Thank you for your patience, presence, support your remarks! Arrive early and sit up front.