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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 […]

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Climate Action Campaign and San Diego Coastkeeper Join Chorus of Opposition to Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2019 San Diego, Calif.  –  Two San Diego-based environmental organizations, San Diego Coastkeeper and Climate Action Campaign, have signed onto the ReWild Mission Bay letter of opposition to a pair of proposed leases for Campland On the Bay in the northeast corner of Mission Bay. Approval of the leases will […]

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Join Us Monday at City Council to Support Wetlands, Wildlife and Clean Water

On Monday, the full San Diego City Council will consider two lease proposals in the northeast corner of Mission Bay that could preclude meaningful wetland restoration for years to come. If there was a single day the ReWild Mission Bay campaign needed your presence more than any other, this Monday is it. We need you beginning at 12:30 […]

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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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An End-Run Around the Public Planning Process

By Chris Redfern From remarks before the Land Use and Housing Committee meeting on June 12, 2019. On behalf of my organization and the ReWild Mission Bay coalition, we urge you to NOT approve these lease agreements, and instead slow this process down and provide the community and stakeholders the opportunity to participate in decisions […]

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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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Restore Native Wetlands and Reject Short-Term Fixes

By Jim Peugh The last several years have seen a deluge of news about infrastructure in San Diego. Whether it’s the future of the stadium site in Mission Valley, the extension of the San Diego Trolley blue line to UCSD, or the push among urbanists to revolutionize housing in our city, refining our development footprint […]

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ReWilding Mission Bay Will Restore a Wildly Beautiful Resource

By John Heatherington I was fortunate to have been born in San Diego, and raised on the eastern shoreline of Mission Bay. When I was a child, east Mission Bay appeared to me as a vast, wildly beautiful salt marsh. Millions of birds of every description seemed to fill the sky, from tiny terns to […]

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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 […]