July 31 – Coastkeeper’s Signs of the Tide Invites Community to Develop Advocacy Skills

Former City Councilmember Donna Frye will lead a panel of policy insiders who will share ideas for effective strategies to reach, influence decisionmakers

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2012— On August 7, San Diego Coastkeeper invites San Diegans to develop stronger voices and become better advocates for their communities. Donna Frye, a former City Councilmember, will join three other experts on environmental advocacy and regulatory decision-making at University of San Diego Law School from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. to empower participants to influence policy. Community advocates from any industry will benefit from this free public forum.


Frye–who is known for her commitment to environmental leadership during her service as a councilmember–will share her own tips for influential advocacy as well as moderate the panel of presenters including:


  • Sara Wan, a former Coastal Commissioner and a coastal advocate, will share her perspective as an experienced and successful environmental activist. Wan will provide her expertise as a coastal activist supporting the protection of environmental and coastal resources.
  • Arthur Coe, a former staff member at Regional Water Quality Control Board, will share an inside view of regulatory decision-making and what makes effective regional board advocacy. Coe will also provide an insight on his earlier career experience while participating in water quality studies at the California Department of Water Resources.
  • Tony Young, San Diego City Council President, will provide an inside view of decision-making as an elected representative.


Clear Blue 2012 will take place on Mission Bay’s Ventura Cove (just north east of the restroom) from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5. Along with music and fun water activities, the event will feature free food and good company.


Along with the interactive dialogue, the participants will enjoy light food and refreshments provided by San Diego Coastkeeper.


Everyone is welcome at USD School of Law in Warren Hall, Room A3 at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110 on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the law school or the Mission parking area. (Please see campus map here.) The free event runs from 6 – 8 p.m.


Visit Coastkeeper’s official website at localhost/sdcoastkeeper for more information on Signs of the Tide.


For more information, San Diego Coastkeeper’s website at localhost/sdcoastkeeper.




SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER: Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Visit us online at https://www.sdcoastkeeper.org.