San Diego’s 72 miles of coastline face a precarious situation in today’s world. Water pollution has become a serious crisis in south San Diego and Northern Baja California, as cross-border releases of untreated sewage and industrial chemicals are flowing upstream from Tijuana polluting and plaguing the San Diego border region.
This decades long issue continues to threaten public health, the environment, tourism and the economy, both north and south of the border. It is also an issue of national security with members of the Navy and Border Patrol getting sick from working in the region.
Learn how you can get involved and support clean seas and sound ocean policy in the region. Also get involved in some of the local beach cleanups to fight the issue of plastic pollution littering Sand Diego’s beaches.
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