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.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hazardous Debris Removed!

The new sand project will bury all of this and more.
(Photo and August Site Check: Ian Leggat)

Greetings Surfriders and Friends,

We have great news to report: Some of the worst of the hazardous debris at Sloat has been removed from the beach. As many of you probably know, the sand replenishment work is in overdrive building safe access to the water just in time for our Fall surf season.   Thanks to all those in our community who showed up at July's sand management meeting or sent letters to government officials supporting this action. Also, thank you SFPUC, SFDPW, and NPS for listening to our concerns.  This kind of communication and cooperative action is exactly what we were hoping to establish thru the Ocean Beach Master Plan.  Do stay tuned for new developments this fall as there will be plenty of new opportunities to weigh in on public projects slated for our beach.

Surfrider and others from our community have been advocating that this kind of debris be removed before the sand drop.