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Public Invited to Participate in #ThatsMyBay Day

Oct 21, 2019

CONTACT: Marguerite Elicone, melicone@portofsandiego.org

Port of San Diego employees, tenants and friends will be sprucing up parks and shorelines along San Diego Bay on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in the second annual #ThatsMyBay Day of Service. The Port invites the public to participate in this fun-filled community event to improve the environment of the Port of San Diego tidelands.

The cleanup begins at 8:30 a.m. and will take place at five locations. They are:

  • Chula Vista Bayfront Park, 980 Marina Way, Chula Vista, 91910
  • Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve, 990 Bay Blvd., Chula Vista, 91911 (rougher terrain and greater walking distance than the other sites)
  • Port of San Diego Harbor Police Headquarters (check in behind the headquarters), Liberator Way, San Diego, 92101
  • Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City, 91950
  • Tuna Harbor Park/Embarcadero, 3 Tuna Lane, San Diego, 92101
Light snacks, water and coffee will be provided in the morning and a complimentary lunch will be served at the after-party, taking place at Pepper Park at noon. The Port will provide a complimentary shuttle for the public from each cleanup location to Pepper Park and back.

“#ThatsMyBay Day of Service helps raise awareness of the importance of keeping San Diego Bay and its shorelines clean and healthy. We want more people to be able to enjoy the bay’s recreational amenities, be able to fish in it, swim in it, and ensure that its plant and wildlife continue to thrive for generations to come,” said Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners.

Attendees of the after-party will have a chance to meet Storm Drayne, the legendary eco-rocker of the Port’s latest #ThatsMyBay pollution prevention campaign. His hits “Clear the Way for a Rainy Day,” “These Leaves,” and “Clean This Oil My Man” are all featured on the Port of San Diego website, portofsandiego.org. The after-party will also feature entertainment and prizes from radio station 100.7 KFMB FM.

To volunteer, sign up on the #ThatsMyBay Day of Service event page.

Last year’s inaugural Day of Service event drew more than 300 volunteers who cleaned up several sites along San Diego Bay. In total, 2,756 pounds of trash and debris were collected from five cleanup sites. In addition, the Harbor Police Dive Team retrieved 22 pounds of debris from San Diego Bay.


ABOUT THE PORT OF SAN DIEGO
The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

ABOUT PORT OF SAN DIEGO ENVIRONMENT
Port of San Diego Environment champions the safekeeping and environmental care of our diverse ecosystems. Year after year, environmental goals are set and measured to evolve environmental initiatives – ensuring San Diego Bay remains a vibrant resource and contributes to a remarkable way of life for visitors and residents for generations to come.

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