January, 13th, 2010 Present: Surfrider, T.R.C.C., Proyecto Fronterizo, Fundacion la Puerta, WiLDCOAST Next Meeting: February 18th , 2010 at 6:30pm at WiLDCOAST office
Visions for this Network: Better collaboration between all parties, power outreach, access to information, keeping the issue at forefront. Improvement of the Tijuana River Valley on water quality, trash and sediment, the problem has no barriers, it is one bio-region, one watershed. More cleanups and water quality transparency in information by CESPT. More outreach and education. To have a shared purpose, responsibility, and awareness through community action
Decision making process: By consensus agreement
Organizations that will be involved Surfrider TRCC Proyecto fronterizo Fundacion la puerta
Potential new organizations to be recruited: Border meetup Coastkeeper I love a clean San Diego Tijuana Calidad de Vida
Communications: Communication process: we discussed using social networking such as Facebook, Twitter and SMS texting externally and via a list serve internally.
Network goal To renew Tijuana river by working together for a solution giving a voice to the community by engaging in cleanups, outreach, education and advocacy to address the root cause of the Tijuana River pollution.
Common themes discussed throughout meeting: Prevention support: Maquiladora pollution, find alternative and innovative solutions at source Contacting our representatives Social networking as a means to engage new people
Network should engage in: Bi-national cleanups: Have all of our cleanups be bi-national Community outreach and education to schools: kids for clean water, PROBEA, colleges and universities Advocacy training: bi-national social engagement by elected officials, how to write letters etc.
Things to work on for next meeting: Names for the network Who we will be the lead from your organization One pager for bullet point platform
Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th at 6:30pm, WiLDCOAST offices in Imperial Beach