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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ocean Beach Master Plan Open House at the Park Chalet

Just in case you missed the SPUR workshop at the zoo January 15, there will be another chance for the public to review and comment on the Ocean Beach Master Plan. On Saturday March 5, from 10am - 12noon, the Park Chalet will host the workshop material. All folks that want to see our beach restored at Sloat are urged to weigh in at all SPUR workshops. In addition to the Sloat issue, there are other important issues getting addressed in the Master Plan: restrooms, bike paths, garbage collection, native plant restoration efforts, etc. Feel free to bring the family has there will be free root beer and facepainting for the kids. Thanks to Lara Truppelli of the Park Chalet and SandOB for sponsoring this event.