The Campbell Machine Company, forerunner to Campbell Shipyard, was founded in 1908. The shipyard began operations in 1926 as a builder and repairer of tuna seiners, and closed in 1999. The business left behind contaminated sediment, soils and groundwater with pollutants including PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), metals and other chemicals.
One of the Port of San Diego's many responsibilities is to protect the bay and its resources. The Environment and Land Use Department is made up of creative environmental and planning leaders dedicated to sustainable operations and the responsible development of San Diego Bay's world class waterfront while improving its water, air and sediments in order to support enhanced natural resources and serve the people of California.
The public is asked to join the Board of Port Commissioners on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in a discussion of opportunities for a sustainable energy future for the Port tidelands. The Climate Action Plan Workshop will begin at 9 a.m. in the Training Room of the Port's Administration Building at 3165 Pacific Highway in San Diego.
The workshop builds on a Climate Action Plan the Board adopted in December 2013.
More than 1,000 volunteers, including civilian, military and Harbor Police divers, will take to the shores of San Diego Bay on Saturday, August 23, 2014, to remove trash and debris in the 24th annual Operation Clean Sweep.
The event, sponsored by the San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA), the Port of San Diego, San Diego Gas & Electric,Navy Region Southwest, the United States Coast Guard Sector San Diego, EDCO Disposal and dozens of SDPTA member businesses, is one of the largest environmental cleanup efforts on the West Coast. Last year's event resulted in the removal of 45,440 pounds of debris.