Sloat Restoration through Managed Retreat

Sloat Restoration through Managed Retreat
This is our original vision for Sloat Restoration - graphic courtesy of PSA and Associates and the Ocean Beach Task Force

Our Vision of Beach Restoration and Preservation

The shorelines of Ocean Beach south of Sloat Blvd and Sharp Park in Pacifica are threatened by rip-rap seawallls and long-term erosion. This blog chronicles our campaign efforts to restore these beaches. Check out the web view of this site to see our proposed solutions and how to help- in the right hand column below. For all the latest about our efforts, see our monthly posts.

We advocate a managed retreat strategy to restore both Ocean Beach south of Sloat and Sharp Park.

At Sloat, our vision involves:

A long-term plan to relocate threatened infrastructure
(including the south of Sloat Great Highway, the two oceanside parking lots and the sewer lines underneath them).

The cleanup of all the rock and rubble littering the beach.

The use of sand dunes as the primary tool to slow erosion.

For Sharp Park, we advocate the decommissioning of the golf course, the removal of the rip-rap berm, and a full restoration of the wetland.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

the coastal erosion problem at Sloat?

Ocean Beach (OB) south of Sloat Avenue in San Francisco is experiencing significant coastal erosion to the coastal bluffs. The parking lot is crumbling into the Pacific before our eyes and over the years the shoreline has been armored leaving the shoreline in a state of disarray. There are efforts underway to control the erosion and there are several agencies involved (Coastal Commission, SF Public Works, Army Corps of Engineers, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, United States Geological Survey, ...). The coming blogs will describe the complicated jurisdiction, current research and ongoing activities to control erosion at OB.

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