California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law new legislation to help prevent harmful chemicals, plastic pollution and sewage into the Tijuana River Valley.

Senate Bill No. 690 seeks to reduce exposure to dangerous pathogens, limit beach closures and address water quality issues in the Tijuana River Valley. The bill will also allow a $15 million budget allocation for cleanup efforts as well as prioritizing projects that will address water quality, flood control, trash and sediment.

The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter generated support for SB 690 by having over 1,000 people contact their State legislators urging passage of this bill.

“The enactment of SB 690 coupled with the $15 million budget allocation will allow us to hit the ground running as soon as the final study is completed,” said Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), author of the bill. “This is a big statement by the State of California that it is committed to protecting public health and our precious coastlines.”

Click Here to view the full language of SB 690.

Click Here to learn more about the Clean Border Water Now campaign.

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CLEAN WATER

The majority of our chapter’s water qaulity work is based within our Blue Water Task Force program & our Clean Border Water Now campaign. Click below to learn more, or start HERE for some background on Surfrider’s Clean Water Initiative.