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.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Great Highway Sand Management News
Dear Surfriders and Friends,
Good news to report. This morning, SFDPW is addressing the issue of blowing sand that has led to recent closures of the Great Highway's southbound lanes. An excavator and at least one pair of plows will be used to relocate a sandy berm that has been building up at Noriega over the last few years. Sand from the berm has been blowing right onto the highway and into the shrubbery across the street. We contacted Frank Filice of DPW to find out if the sand could be used to cover the exposed armor at Noriega St. Good news. Indeed, that is the plan. In fact, the Agency is also working with the National Park Service to cover the exposed armor at Ortega Street as well. We applaud this effort as a short term measure to preserve our beach while reducing the pressure to armor.