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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Alert! Next SPUR Public Workshop Confirmed

Dear Surfriders and Friends,

News Flash...The next phase of the Ocean Beach Master Plan is officially confirmed: Saturday June 4th at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center 10am-1pm. The Center is located at 6101 Fulton St. @ 37th Ave. Please make every effort to attend and provide input. This is the critical workshop in which a solution for Sloat will begin to take shape. For more info on the workshop or The Ocean Beach Master Plan visit

Please spread the word throughout the community...