Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alternatives Phase of SPUR OB Master Plan Set to Begin

The original Managed Retreat vision from the Ocean Beach Task Force 2002: Courtesy of Brad Evans and Bob Battalio of Phillips Williams and Associates.

Greetings Surfriders and Friends,

Engineers under the SPUR Master Plan and key city officials are beginning to form alternative long term plans for Sloat Erosion. The next public workshop which will offer citizen's an opportunity to weigh in on this issue is set for June 4. Location TBA. In the meantime Surfrider San Francisco would like to begin a deeper discussion of our preferred plan: Managed Retreat. Below is a series of links in which Managed Retreat was used to respond to coastal erosion events in California. These three examples involve public infrastructure that was being threatened by an encroaching high tide line. Like Sloat, there was a need to remove fill/rubble and add sand in its place. Note the 2 local projects. We already have examples of Managed Rereat succeeding in our own backyard...

SURFER's POINT - Ventura, Ca
http://www.pwa-ltd.com/projects/pr_cstl_SurfersPnt.html
http://www.venturariver.org/2010/11/managed-retreat-process-at-surfers.html
http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/initiatives/shoreline_ppr_retreat.html
http://www.surferspoint.org/

PACIFICA STATE BEACH (Lindamar) - Pacifica, Ca
http://www.pwa-ltd.com/projects/pr_cstl_Pacifica.html

CRISSY FIELD - San Francisco, Ca
http://www.pwa-ltd.com/projects/pr_cstl_crissy_field.html