The Audubon Society is vying for a crack at developing the land by spearheading a major wetland restoration project called ReWild Mission Bay.
“This restoration affects a habitat which both humans and wildlife call home. Public input throughout the process ensures we meet our goal of building a healthier Mission Bay for generations to enjoy,” says Rebecca Schwartz, San Diego Audubon Society’s project manager for ReWild Mission Bay.
The environmental group has three specific criteria for their plan: protecting the existing marsh, restoring more marsh and providing more access.
"By May 2017, the ReWild Mission Bay project will yield at least three versions of a community-informed, scientifically defensible wetlands restoration plan for the northeast corner of Mission Bay. Once the City of San Diego approves a plan, next steps include permitting and, ultimately, restoration of the area’s wetlands," the group said on their website.
It will take at least three years before a decision is made.