Would you like to camp in a campground that is regularly affected by flows of untreated raw sewage, unknown chemicals and plastic pollution?
For years, San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox has been encouraging the development of a campground in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park which he says could help produce affordable camping accommodations. The problem? It is regularly plagued with flows of untreated human sewage that travel though the Tijuana River and into the Pacific Ocean. This sewage flow is the result of aging sewage infrastructure in Mexico, a booming Tijuana population, and the failure of the United States and Mexican governments to address the problems.
The closest beach to the proposed campgrounds is the Tijuana Slough Shoreline which was closed 167 days in 2017 and has been closed 64 days in 2018. The campground has an expected construction date of summer 2019. The County has no sewage infrastructure or remediation projects in the pipeline. A campground in the Tijuana River Valley is premature and a threat to public health until the area's contamination is addressed.
If the health and safety of open space users is important to you, then support the Surfrider San Diego Chapter and our efforts to encourage the County Board of Supervisors to address the sewage problem and hold off on a campground.
Help us fight the campground and support clean border water solutions!