WHAT: The Surfrider Foundation San Diego is holding a press conference to provide an update on its campaign to help stop the continuous flows of toxic waste, chemical pollution and debris that travel through the Tijuana River Valley, polluting local beaches and presenting harm to the health and safety of beachgoers, flora and fauna. The Surfrider Foundation will be announcing new tactics in support of this campaign to address the water crisis at the border.
The repeated dumping of sewage, chemical waste and plastic pollution that travel through the Tijuana River Valley and onto local beaches poses a health and safety threat to the general population, border patrol and Navy. Surfers have fallen ill and local residents are concerned about the water quality. The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our ocean, waves and beaches, and has been an active stakeholder in the Tijuana River Valley for the last decade. Surfrider is committed to finding a solution to transboundary pollution.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Southend of Dairy Mart Road Bridge, San Ysidro https://goo.gl/maps/CCMKkpzybWu
DIRECTIONS: 5 south, Exit Dairy Mart Rd, turn right, pass two STOP signs, cross Dairy Mart Bridge (blue railin), Turn left into dirt lot.
# of people in support of Surfrider Foundation’s mission
Gabriela M. Torres, Policy Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation San Diego
Angela Howe, Legal Director, Surfrider Foundation
Mark West, City Council Member of Imperial Beach
Bethany Case, Co-Chair of South Bay Clean Water Movement – No Border Sewage Campaign
Paloma Aguirre, Coastal Marine Director, Wildcoast