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

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, January 26, 2010

Tell the BOS what you think!!! some of our thoughts....

Surfrider SF supports the following:

  • As declared in 1999 resolutions, the use of hard structures as a short and/or long term solution to erosion should not be supported by the BOS. One possible option is to use sand-filled sacks or additional beach nourishment etc.
  • We need a detailed risk assessment and cost analysis on moving the sewer pipeline, which was placed very close to the cliff edge in the first place.
  • The DPW and SFPUC should evaluate long-term solutions like managed retreat and infrastructure relocation.
  • A long-term plan for dealing with OB erosion needs to be in place (for Sloat and the ENTIRE OB).
  • A new OB Taskforce or the OBVC needs to follow through and make sure the recommendations of the 1999-2005 OB Taskforce are met.

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