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, November 27, 2012

CRSMP Public Workshop Recap

The new sand dune at Sloat. photo: Ian Leggat
The latest CRSMP meeting in Pacifica featured a major presentation on the science of coastal erosion in our region. What was particularly revealing was the future projection of shoreline locations as the effects of sea level rise take hold. A lively discussion took place about how communities may respond.

The informational document released for the meeting is called Your Coast In 50 Years Thankfully, it is still available for public review and input.   If you haven't yet, please read over and submit comments. Send them to Athena Honore SFEP/ABAG Outreach & governance ahonore@waterboards.ca.gov. What is clear from the data is that coastside development, our beaches and shorelines are all imperiled. Serious planning needs to commence if we are to respond effectively. Please lend your voice to need for beach preservation and the preferred use of managed retreat wherever possible.  Thanks for staying engaged!
 

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