You probably already have seen it on the news, or on your Facebook/Twitter feed but here are some important facts you need to know about this MASSIVE SPILL!
Between February 6 and February 23, over 143 million gallons of raw sewage was sent into the Tijuana River, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. This sewage reached the Pacific Ocean heavily polluting beaches from Rosarito, Baja California to Coronado, California and potentially further, impacting over 25 miles of coastline.
Join WILDCOAST and Surfrider San Diego Chapter, TODAY 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 or call your state reprensetatives:
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:
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!
See you tonight to TAKE ACTION FOR CLEAN BEACHES!