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La Mesa Resident Joins New Coastkeeper Council

The 10-member council includes La Mesa resident Hector Valtierra.

San Diego Coastkeeper announced Thursday the creation of a new council that will focus on water pollution impacts throughout the region.

The Community Advisory Council, which is made up of 10 members including La Mesa resident Hector Valtierra—will focus on finding and fixing water quality issues, according to the Coastkeeper. Valtierra, a biology professor at Grossmont College, has worked with the City of Chula Vista and has organized student volunteer efforts with the San Diego River Park Foundation.

"San Diego Coastkeeper’s Community Advisory Council will work with us to help us identify and solve the critical issues affecting water quality in our county," said Micah Mitrosky, the Coastkeeper board member who coordinates the council. “By connecting with these volunteers through this collaborative committee, we’re ensuring the organization has direct involvement with the community to solve everyday water pollution problems and empower the community as part of those solutions.”

The Coastkeeper will formally introduce the members at a fundraiser on Nov. 15 at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center

For more information, visit www.sdcoastkeeper.org.

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