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.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Alert: Important Meeting of the Ca. Coastal Commission
Inner Bar Surf at South Sloat - Threatened By Backwash
Heads up Surfriders and Friends,
The California Coastal Commission is set to have a vote on SFDPW's permit application to expand armoring at Sloat Boulevard. The meeting will be on Wednesday July 13, at Marin County Board of Supervisors 3501 Civic Center Drive Rm 330 San Rafael starting at 9am. This is the set of permits that goes way beyond the work needed to finish last year's emergency repairs. We have already sent in well over 100 letters from our supporters, as well as spoke directly with the Commission about this issue. Our main point remains that permitting the expansion of armoring is unnecessary, and will only serve to undermine a primary goal of the SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan process. That objective is to create a long term plan for Ocean Beach erosion shaped by all stakeholders - public, government, and non-profits. Please come on down to comment in person if you can. If not, you are always welcome to send letters directly to the Commission. They don't allow email, so please print out your letters and send them via traditional mail: Here's the contact info.
North Central Coast District Office
Charles Lester, Senior Deputy Director
Ruby Pap, District Supervisor
45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105-2219
(415) 904-5260 or
FAX (415) 904-5400