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City of San Diego Passes Proclamation Declaring Native Plant Week

Thank you to Councilmember Vivian Moreno, Councilmember Joe LaCava, and Mayor Todd Gloria for passing a Proclamation Declaring Native Plant Week in the city of San Diego! Native plants are good for birds and people. And, as the City themselves said, native plants help protect our water quality and increase “the resilience of our coastal […]

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King Tides

Our King Tides are all along our coast today! Spectrum News reported on our local King Tides, and the preview they offer of future sea level rise. Check out the tides and see with your own eyes what the new normal could be for birds and all of us by visiting your favorite coastline birding […]

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Orange Co. Oil Spill Highlights Critical Need for Restoration of Tidal Salt Marshes at Mission Bay

The news about the oil spill that began last Saturday, Oct. 2nd, in Orange County continues to be grim. So far it’s resulted in up to 144,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the waters off Huntington Beach, making it the worst offshore oil spill in California in at least 30 years. One of our […]

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We Must Protect and Bring Back California’s Coastal ‘Blue Carbon’ Areas

California is famous for beaches and craggy shorelines that draw visitors from around the world and fuel local economies. The coastal wetlands, seagrass meadows and kelp forests that also dot our coastline are perhaps less famous but are equally vital to our state. These aquatic gardens provide food and shelter for fish and birds, improve water […]

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The Future is Now: King Tides and Climate Resiliency Webinar

Register now to join ReWild Mission Bay and San Diego Audubon for our next Love Your Wetlands Day webinar this Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. as we debut “The Future is Now,” a new video from the California King Tides Project on the impacts of king tides on the California coast over the last several years, […]

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San Diego Must Protect and Restore Vital Mission Bay Wetlands

By Anahí Méndez Earth has experienced numerous changes throughout its planetary history, and variations in our climate are not unusual. But according to NASA and other scientific organizations, the transformation our climate is currently undergoing, borne out by the severity of wildfires which continue to ravage our state, is occurring at an unprecedented rate. It […]

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As the World Terns: Help Us Keep California Least Tern Nesting Sites Safe

As the pandemic continues and physical distancing remains a necessity, fewer humans are visiting popular outdoor destinations, including our beaches. As a result, we’re reaching out to enforcement agencies about something they may have never experienced or expected to see on the job: endangered species in heavily-used public spaces. In Mission Bay, endangered California Least […]

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Restoring Wetland Habitat May Help Reverse “Staggering” Extinction Rate for Birds

With the state’s recent bout of wildfires in October, you may have missed a pair of landmark studies released to the public around that same time, detailing a calamitous decline in bird populations and the increased threat of extinction to hundreds of birds due to our warming climate. One of the reports is from the Cornell Lab […]

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Global Climate Walkout at Kendall-Frost Marsh

We’ve never seen anything like it at the marsh. First a few bicyclists arrived, then the echoes of chants and drums, and then a mammoth line of students, teachers, parents, neighbors, future voters and climate activists lining up block after block across Pacific Beach to arrive at Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve. We were expecting a few dozen […]

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San Diego Natural History Museum Letter Cites Water Quality and Loss of Wetlands

In a letter to Councilmember Jennifer Campbell (D-2) in support of the ReWild Mission Bay campaign, San Diego Natural History Museum president and CEO Judy Gradwohl shared her concern regarding water quality in Mission Bay, expected sea level rise in relation to areas of wetland already lost to development, and the value wetlands posses in […]