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

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.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Alert: Restore Sharp Park Effort Needs Help NOW!

The Disappearing Beach At Sharp Park

Dear Surfriders and Friends,

This week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed legislation that would enable Sharp Park's golf course to be restored to the coastal wetland it once was. Our chapter strongly supports this legislation which will lead to the removal of a large rock revetment from the beach. Despite the vote by the board, newly elected Mayor Ed Lee is threatening to veto the legislation. Please call Mayor Lee's office Monday December 12 and December 13 9-5pm at Telephone: (415) 554-6141 Calls are most effective at this late stage. Thanks! For more info visit:


  1. thank you for this alert! this is such an important piece of legislation, mayor ed lee would be making a serious mistake not voting on the merits of this legislation, let's hope cronyism doesn't topple common sense!

  2. Whoa, that water sure is close to those cliffs. I'm sure soil erosion will soon be a problem if nothing gets done.