How Can San Diego Prevent Water Pollution? Forum in Ocean Beach Tuesday

by on December 5, 2011 · 1 comment

in Environment, Ocean Beach

Coastkeeper’s free event explores low impact development as solution to urban runoff

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2011 – San Diego Coastkeeper, the region’s leading environmental nonprofit protecting inland and coastal waters, will host its quarterly Signs of the Tide public forum tomorrow from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The event at the Electric Ladyland Art and Music Center located at 4944 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107, includes a panel of experts to introduce low impact development (LID) and how it can save our rivers, bays and ocean from further pollution.

NewSchool of Architecture and Design and Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association will showcase innovative real-world application of LID to reduce pollution in Ocean Beach. The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: San Diego Coastkeeper’s Signs of the Tide: Put a LID on Pollution

WHY: Urban runoff, the single biggest threat to San Diego water, impacts our water quality of inland and coastal waters every day. The event will unravel how we can stop the urban runoff and save the region’s waters from pollution.

WHO: Robert Santos, a weathercaster and reporter at ABC10 News, will moderate the panel featuring:

  • Edward Beldenwill, a US Green Council Boardmember and principal at SCALEgreen LLC,
  • Bill Harris, supervising public information officer for the City of San Diego,
  • Leslie Ryan, landscape architecture department chair at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Electric Ladyland Art and Music Center at 4944 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107

For more information about Signs of the Tide, visit Coastkeeper’s website at

Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s inland and coastal waters for the communities and wildlife that depend on them by blending education, community empowerment and advocacy. Visit us online at



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Robert Burns December 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Wow, what an indirect path! How about reclaiming the millions of gallons of effluent dumped daily into the ocean not even to stage 2 standards? Do dumping, little pollution! Duh.


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