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Port of San Diego Environment champions the safekeeping and environmental care of our diverse ecosystems.



Environmental Champions for San Diego and Beyond

Port of San Diego Environment champions the safekeeping and environmental care of our diverse ecosystems. Through greenhouse gas reduction, sustainable development, water conservation, waste management and responsible business practices, the Port stewards the protection of our land, air and water. Year after year, environmental goals are set and measured to evolve environmental initiatives - ensuring San Diego Bay remains a vibrant resource and contributes to a remarkable way of life for visitors and residents for generations to come.


Keep a Monkey Grip on Your Trash! Hang-on Hank says, "When traveling with trash, be sure it doesn't escape from your car or truck so there is no risk of it blowing into the bay."



Environmental Protection

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Soil and Sediment Remediation
  • Stormwater 
  • Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program
  • Copper Reduction Program
  • Alternative Hull Paints

Environmental Conservation

  • Invasive Species
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife
  • Natural Resources Management Plan
  • Species Around the Bay and Tidelands
  • Endangered Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtles
  • California Least Tern Updates 

Energy & Sustainability

  • Climate Action Plan
  • Clean Truck Program
  • Vessel Speed Reduction Program

Green Port Program

The Port of San Diego was formed in 1962 to serve as a steward for San Diego Bay, managing its valuable social, economic and environmental assets.

Green Business Network

Currently 88 Members participate in the program including waterfront industries, hotels, marinas, restaurants, tourist attractions, and retail shops.