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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What was the Ocean Beach Taskforce?

The Ocean Beach Taskforce, a committee under the Department of the Environment, was established by Mayor Willie Brown in 2001 to establish guidelines for the restoration and protection of Ocean Beach. The Ocean Beach Taskforce met from 2001 to 2005 and has not met since.

Passed in 2002, a result of the Ocean Beach Taskforce's efforts was the San Francisco Resolution 001-02-COE, which encouraged the City of San Francisco to use coastal management alternatives other than coastal armoring and to come up with long-term solutions to address the coastal issues at Ocean Beach. You can find the resolution by searching 001-02-COE on the following webpage:

Some of the activities that were encouraged and promoted by the Ocean Beach Taskforce included the placement of sediment material in the wave zone along the beach at Sloat that has turned into an ongoing pilot project by the Army Corp of Engineers. The task force also encouraged beach nourishment by placing sand directly on the beach.


Last year, Mayor Gavin Newsom created the Ocean Beach Vision Council (OBVC). We thought OBVC would pick up where the Ocean Beach Taskforce left off.

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