The Shipyards cleanup is finally about to start.
After decades of studies, plans, negotiations, expert reports, technical reports, legal posturing, and public hearings, we are poised to see contaminated dirt removed from San Diego Bay. This cleanup is a critical step towards healing our bay so that it can once again be safe to feed our families fish from the bay.
The cleanup is slated to start by September 17 so the dredging will continue through the fall and winter months, ending before the least tern nesting season, which starts April 1.
So how can you stay on top of the cleanup progress? What if you live or work near the shipyards and need to contact someone with a question or concern during the cleanup? Here’s how you can stay informed:
1. Attend a public meeting about the cleanup on Tuesday, September 10 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Barrio Station, 2175 Newton Ave, San Diego, 92113.
2. Fill out this survey. You can mail it back to the shipyards at: PO Box 420785, San Diego, CA 92142 or email it to [email protected]. The survey lets the shipyards know how you want to stay informed about the cleanup progress–by mail, e-mail, social media or public meetings.
3. Check out the cleanup webpage. It contains lots of good information about the cleanup, including information about the route trucks carrying the dredged dirt will take to the highway, and a contact page where you can leave a message or get on the mailing list or e-mail list. Information on the website is in both English and Spanish.
4. Call the cleanup hotline at (855) 817-4397. It contains a cleanup update message in both English and Spanish and allows you to leave a message.