Take Action for Clean Beaches!
For two weeks, a massive sewage spill happened in Tijuana, Mexico. The spill dumped over 143 million gallons of raw sewage into the Pacific Ocean, heavily polluting beaches in southern San Diego County.
This incident has put the health of our communities at risk, with the spill polluting and closing beaches from Rosarito, Mexico to Coronado, California. We are working with our partners on both sides of the border to hold those responsible accountable and we will continue to advocate for new sewage infrastructure in Tijuana.
Join WILDCOAST and Surfrider San Diego Chapter, tomorrow at the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) meeting and demand action against Tijuana’s sewage spill.
Date and Time: March 2nd, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Location: Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932.
Community members will be encouraged to write letters to their state representatives, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Juan Vargas.
Want to take action from your own home? Write a letter to your state representatives or call them:
Sen. Kamala Harris
600 B Street, Suite 2240
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone (619) 239 - 3884
Fax (202) 228 - 3863
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
880 Front Street, Suite 4236
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-9712
Fax: (619) 231-1108
Rep. Juan Vargas
333 F Street, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Rep. Scott Peters
4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121
Tell them that we demand:
- Federal investigation into recent spill.
- New NADB (North American Development Bank) plan for Tijuana upgrading sewage system a funding priority.
- Fixing water quality problems and not desal as a priority on the border.
It is critical that government agencies work with Mexico to reduce unnecessary sewage flows in the Tijuana River and improve management of infrastructure that helps prevent beach closures due to hazardous pollutants in South San Diego. This has been a recurring problem in the Tijuana River Valley and the most recent untreated sewage spill is not acceptable.
Remember, it’s important to include your name and address in your letter and tell them why having your beaches clean is important to you!