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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sand Replenishment Complete

The new sand berm at Sloat


Dear Surfriders and Friends,

The sand replenishment project is complete. Two robust sand dunes have been constructed in the erosion area. Safe access is finally restored (at least temporarily) for both the north and south parking lots.  Again, thanks to SFPUC, SFDPW and the NPS for working together to make this happen. The erosion committee will continue to advocate for non-armoring solutions at Sloat until a long term plan is in place.

Speaking of the long term plan, SPUR is presently laying the groundwork for the pull-back of the Great Highway.  While this is a critical piece to the restoration effort, Surfrider believes it is equally important to reach a decision (and begin to take action) on the Lake Merced Tunnel.  As we all know, powerful winter storms keep their own schedule. Addressing the fate of the tunnel - and doing so quickly - will best help us avoid new erosion emergences.

Thanks again for checking in.  Do stay tuned for new developments including the upcoming regional sand management meetings. 

1 comment:

  1. And kudos to Surfriders for your continued advocacy and stewardship. We're happy to be working alongside you, SPUR, our sister agencies, elected officials, the Coastal Commission and many others, to advance a sustainable future for our CA coastline.

    It is not surfing, but if anyone is interested, we have a great biking tour of the sewer system scheduled for Nov. 3 from 1-4 pm. You can learn about our watersheds and the different sewer facilities that keep SF chugging along. Email jwalsh@sfwater.org for details.

    Ty
    Director of Communications,
    SF Public Utilities Commission
    http://sfwater.org
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