Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project: San Diego, CA Cleanup
Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Imperial Beach, CA
The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its sixth year, helps keep beaches, rivers, parks and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.” In 2012, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 25 cleanups nationwide, stopping in San Diego, CA for a wildlife habitat restoration and planting.
Restoration & Planting
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tijuana River Estuary
301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
look for the Surfrider tent!
Volunteers are also invited to attend a celebration, organized by Surfrider Foundation, featuring surf-inspired fare. Tickets for the celebration will be distributed at the cleanup.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
710 Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Please note that all events are limited to those 21 years of age or older.
Surfrider San Diego Chapter
Campaign Focus: No B.S. (Border Sewage)
In 2009, the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter launched the No B.S. (Border Sewage) Campaign as part of a commitment to improve coastal water quality in the border region. The Tijuana River Valley Watershed spans 1,735 square miles and is populated by approximately 3.5 million inhabitants. Despite the population explosion in Tijuana beginning in the 1970s, there is still limited infrastructure to sufficiently serve the region. Pollutants that are produced by Tijauna's growing population are swept into the watershed and travel downhill into Southern San Diego County and the Pacific Ocean. This trash and raw sewage is a perennial source of water quality contamination and beach closures in both Mexico and the United States.
Through No B.S. we hope to raise awareness, outreach and education of this incredibly overwhelming problem. Additionally, we have formed a Network of like-minded organizations. It is through the Network we will build consensus and collaboration to address the conservation and restoration of the Tijuana River Watershed.
Surfrider has been involved with the Border Sewage issue for over a decade fighting to avoid the negative environmental impacts and public health risks of discharging any raw sewage and debris directly into the ocean. As part of our commitment to improve coastal water quality in the border region, Surfrider is committed to working with other environmental organizations to operate as a strong united front whenever possible.
Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter advocates the following actions to promote long-term solutions for the betterment of water quality and for the benefit of public health in the border region:
• Ensure Water Quality
• Comprehensive Decision Making
• Collaborative Process
• Water Reuse
• Promote International Cooperation
Millions of gallons of raw sewage, plastics, Styrofoam, sediment and other highly contaminated invasive debris come across the border into sensitive environments, and need your help. For more information and to find out how you can help and get more involved, please visit: http://sandiego.surfrider.org/
The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its eighth year, helps keep beaches, rivers and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.” In 2014, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 15 cleanups, nationwide.
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