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, June 1, 2012

Sand Replenishment Returns!

Sand cleared from the Great Highway makes its way to south Sloat.

Dear Surfriders and Friends,

We have great news to report.  After talking with SFDPW and PUC,  we have gotten word that sand now being recovered from clearing the Great Highway and the O'shaughnessy Esplanade area will be trucked down to the erosion area south of Sloat. See SF Examiner. Additionally, SFPUC is set to work with other agencies over the next several months to ensure this kind of sand management action occurs much more regularly and without delay.

We applaud the City for this kind of action. This sand would have normally been pushed right back onto the beach.  Instead, it will now be used to cover some of the construction debris south of Sloat.  Some of it will also be used for building a sand ladder access to the beach.  While the amount of sand recovered will be fairly modest, and will eventually get washed away, it  does bring much needed relief to the Sloat area shoreline.  We hope this scenario will highlight the need to embrace a sustainable long term plan asap.

On that front, we are still awaiting the schedule/details for the feasibility study of the SPUR proposal.  The planning agency is hosting an Ocean Beach Master Plan public open house and special exhibit Wednesday June 6, at 6pm at the SPUR Urban Center 654 Mission Street (between 2nd-3rd St.).  See OBMP Open House  We encourage all interested to attend and have one final look at the Master plan before it is officially released (now slated for July). Thanks for checking in and staying engaged.

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