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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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A Big Day, and a Big Win, for ReWild Mission Bay

Yes, you could say it’s a big deal. Following two hours of supportive public testimony on Wednesday, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board voted in a unanimous 6-0 decision to approve a proposed Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) that will enable, at last, the “Wildest” plan for wetland restoration in northeast Mission Bay to be considered […]

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The Case for a Corner of Mission Bay to Be “Wild”

This piece originally appeared in the O.B. Rag. By John Riedel For centuries, Mission Bay was utilized by the bird populations of Southern California and along the Pacific Flyway as habitat, and by our region’s indigenous Kumeyaay communities for survival. But a great deal has changed in the bay since the arrival of Europeans, particularly in the […]

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Note to Our ReWild Coalition Allies and Supporters

We wanted to say thank you again for joining us at San Diego City Hall on Monday for the council vote on new RV camping leases in the northeast corner of Mission Bay. We also want to say thank you again to all of our amazing coalition supporters, including Citizens Coordinate for Century III (C3), […]

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ReWild Mission Bay Media Round-Up

We’ve compiled active news and related media links that mention or feature the ReWild Mission Bay campaign over the last several weeks. Despite some good reporting our friends at KUSI have, regrettably, yet to make their recent stories and packages on the ReWild Mission Bay effort available on-line. TV and Radio: San Diego City Council […]

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Statement on San Diego City Council Vote to Approve New and Expanded Campland Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2019 San Diego, Calif.  –  In a 6-3 vote, San Diego City Council voted to approve two new leases for Campland, an RV camping vendor that leases public property in the northeast corner of Mission Bay, despite persistent concerns about water quality, climate resiliency, transparency, accountability, and the necessity of […]

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Three Things You Can Do to Help ReWild Mission Bay, Right Now

With last week’s vote by the city’s Land Use and Housing Committee to recommend new Campland leases in the northeast corner of Mission Bay, ReWild Mission Bay supporters have been asking, “What can I do?” The answer is – a lot. We need you. Here are three things you can do to help ReWild Mission Bay, […]

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Statement on Land Use and Housing Committee Recommendations for Lease Approvals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2019 San Diego, Calif.  –  Members of the ReWild Mission Bay coalition continue to note their disappointment with the City of San Diego’s Land Use and Housing Committee recommendation to extend the lease of the current Campland site in the northeast corner of Mission Bay by five years, thereby precluding […]

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Crises of Severity vs. Crises of Convenience

By Tommy Hough From remarks prepared for testimony before the Land Use and Housing Committee meeting on June 12, 2019. In politics there are often no easy options, but that’s also part of the reason we step up as leaders. And while the dilemmas we face are often complicated with shades of gray, we shouldn’t […]

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Two Opportunities to Support Your Bay This Week

It’s another busy week for the ReWild Mission Bay campaign, and we have a pair of events we need your presence at: Wednesday, May 22 – 6:30 p.m. Pacific Beach Planning Group Pacific Beach Public Library 4275 Cass St. San Diego, CA 92109 Thursday, May 23 – 1 p.m. San Diego City Council Environment Committee […]