Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Candidate for U.S. Senate, to Visit Tijuana River Valley and Estuary Tomorrow, Thursday November 12th
Nov 11, 2015 03:12PM
By Paul Spear
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Candidate for U.S. Senate, to Visit Tijuana River Valley and Estuary on Thursday November 12th at 9:30am.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016, will visit the US-Mexico border to learn first-hand about local efforts to improve border environmental health and security. She will be briefed by local activists and officials regarding local challenges and planned solutions, including the role of the recently signed IBWC Minute 320 in advancing these efforts and how the region is preparing for El Niño 2015. San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez and former State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, member of the BECC/NADBANK Board of Directors, will accompany her to discuss El Niño concerns and binational efforts to address water quality, trash and sediment issues in the Tijuana River Watershed.
“In this unique environment, where one ecosystem is shared by two countries, solutions must be binational, and require the co-operation of municipal, state and federal authorities of both countries. I look forward to seeing the challenges first-hand and to learning from local experts how to insure the Federal Government is actively engaged in developing and promoting binational solutions to protect the environmental health of residents in this portion of our binational region,” said Sanchez
Where: Border Field State Park
Directions: Take 5 south exit #2 Dairy Mart Road
Make a right at the stop light
Stay on Dairy Mart Road.
Dairy Mart turns into Monument Rd.
Stay on Monument until it ends at entrance to Border Field State Park. (See map below)
When: November 12, 2015 -- 9:30 am
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, representative of California's 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange and Garden Grove in Orange County will be visiting the border region to learn about efforts to address border environmental health security, including the importance of the recently signed IBWC Minute 320 and binational preparation efforts for El Niño 2015.
Congresswoman Sanchez, the second highest-ranking Democrat on both the House Armed Services and the Homeland Security Committees, is a recognized leader on military and national security issues. She serves on the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, focused on keeping our land and sea ports safe and secure.