Last week, WILDCOAST was able to engage some of South San Diego County’s finest environmental stewards, Girl Scout Troop 5912. Based in San Ysidro and Imperial Beach, the troop has a long history working with WILDCOAST to restore and improve access to nature based recreation areas in south San Diego. In response to an action alert to support state funding for the Tijuana and Otay River Valley, the Girls Scouts leaped into action.
WILDCOAST and the troop toured impacted sites in the Tijuana River Valley and spoke with media on why the valley was important to them, as it is truly their back yard. The troop then returned to the WILDCOAST office in Imperial Beach for training in how to advocate for their coastal resources. The girls wrote letters directed to speaker of the California State Assembly Toni Atkins (D78) stating why they are important to them and how support is crucial. They were then able to sit down with the District Director to talk about their experiences and deliver the letters.
It was a fantastic couple of days and we are thankful to have such great coastal advocates working to protect south San Diego’s amazing conservation areas.