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A Busy, Consequential Year for ReWild Mission Bay

In no small measure, 2019 was a big year for the ReWild Mission Bay campaign. Over the last 12 months we’ve built some political acumen in spite of setbacks at City Hall, and we continue to add partners to one of the most impressive conservation coalitions in San Diego. In fact, during in the last six […]

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San Diego Labor, Faith, and Public Health Watchdog Organizations Join ReWild Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 10, 2019 San Diego, Calif. – The San Diego Audubon Society, with significant input from the ReWild Mission Bay Coalition, is pleased to announce five new community organizations have either joined our coalition, or submitted letters of support in our effort to restore native wetlands in northeast Mission Bay over the past month, […]

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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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San Diego Audubon Secures Key Concessions on De Anza Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 9, 2019 San Diego, Calif. – The San Diego Audubon Society with significant input from the ReWild Mission Bay Coalition are pleased to announce an agreement with Campland and the City of San Diego that guarantees a pair of key components as part of Campland’s expanded leases in northeast Mission Bay: The new […]

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Clairemont Town Council Endorses “Wildest” Option

Great news as the Clairemont Town Council has endorsed ReWild Mission Bay’s “Wildest” option for wetland restoration in the northeast corner of Mission Bay. Citing a loss of native wetland habitat and the expected sea level rise by 2100, the Clairemont Town Council noted in their Sept. 17 letter to San Diego City Council that […]

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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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ReWild Coalition Remains Strong, Despite Short-Sighted Council Vote

Sometimes you put your best foot forward, and you still don’t get the result you want. Unfortunately, that’s what happened on Monday at City Hall, as San Diego City Council voted to approve new and extended Campland leases by a 6-3 vote. The new leases will take effect July 1, sidelining wetland restoration in Mission […]

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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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Extending Camping Lease Will Needlessly Delay Restoration of Mission Bay

By Mike Laude The ocean drew us, almost 40 years ago, to San Diego. And every year, millions come to San Diego for the same reason we did. Clean water and the abundance of sea life is the lifeblood of San Diego, and the engine of our economy. Like most people who spend a good […]