In a unanimous decision following two hours of public testimony, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board voted 6-0 in favor of a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) that will enable the ReWild Mission Bay “Wildest” plan for wetland restoration in northeast Mission Bay to be considered at the same level as the city’s own plan.
Today’s decision marks the culmination of a two-year effort by the ReWild Coalition since the ReWild Mission Bay Wetlands Restoration Feasibility Study was released to the public in Sept. 2018.
The SEP is intended as mitigation for a sewage spill along Tecolote Creek on Jan. 5, 2016, that ultimately discharged 6.7 million gallons of sewage into Mission Bay, after a landslide near Mt. Ashmun Drive in Clairemont “exposed, undermined and collapsed a 30-foot section of the Tecolote Canyon Trunk Sewer,” according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Read why this matters and the rest of the article on the vision of restoring wetlands at the mouth of Rose Creek.