Restoring Wetlands for Wildlife and Clean Water
The intent is to create new opportunities for native plants and wildlife to thrive, and for San Diegans to more fully enjoy nature and the natural habitats of our collective backyard.
Wetlands are a natural component of our Southern California bays and waterways, but over time, almost all of those wetlands have been lost to development.
A Critical Choice
Over the last several decades, science has confirmed that wetlands are critical to maintaining a balanced, oxygenated, diverse series of habitats, while the public has come to appreciate the value of wetlands as an aesthetic choice which keep our communities green, supply habitat for local wildlife, and provide clean water.
Restoring Mission Bay has been an initiative of the city of San Diego for decades, and with the unveiling of our ReWild Mission Bay wetlands restoration feasibility study in the autumn of 2018, we now have the scientific and research pieces in place to solve the wetland restoration puzzle – but we need your help.
The Final Step
San Diego Audubon has been working with conservation partners, stakeholders, and community members since 2014 to develop three versions of a community-informed plan to restore and expand wetlands in the northeast corner of Mission Bay.
Once that process is determined, the real work will begin as we move on to permitting, implementation, and follow-up monitoring. Ultimately, this restoration of Mission Bay will provide abundant opportunities for plants, animals, and neighbors to thrive, and survive as our climate warms and water levels rise.