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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Next SPUR Public Workshop

Coastal Access at Sloat

Greetings Surfriders and Friends,

The SPUR website has just posted public comments from SPUR's public workshop number two, the Alternatives Phase. See If you read the comment summary sections, it should become crystal clear why it is so important that people from our community show up, fully informed and ready to participate at these meetings. Again, the next and final SPUR public workshop is Saturday October 29th at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center 6101 Fulton St @ 37th Ave 10am-12:30pm. Please mark the SPUR workshop date on your calendars!

In addition, SF Baykeeper is currently featuring an informative article about sea level rise and Managed Retreat on their website. The piece mentions our plight at Sloat with a quality link to a historical background of the issue. See:
Finally, the Rip Curl Pro WCT contest is coming right on the heels of the last SPUR workshop. Surfrider National and the local chapter will be co-sponsoring the opening party on Tuesday November 1 at the Mezzanine. The theme of the party will be raising awareness of the Sloat issue. See more info: