Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Update From SPUR on Sloat

Springtime comes to Sloat's north lot...


Greetings Surfriders and Friends,

SPUR just sent out an email the other day with information on the implementation phase of the Ocean Beach Master Plan.  Of particular interest to our campaign is the progress being made to restore the beach at Sloat.  There is great news on this front: A short term / emergency strategy to use sand or sand bags (instead of dumping rock) is being hashed out by all key agencies.  As was mentioned in previous posts, this kind of interim planning will be critical if we are to avoid adding any more quarry stone to the beach while the long term plan is forged...  Thanks to SPUR, SFPUC, NPS, DPW and others for taking action on this.  Check it out the SPUR Master Plan update here for the whole scoop: http://www.spur.org/initiative/ocean-beach-master-plan

Meanwhile, early spring northwest winds did a number on the new sand berm at the north parking lot. See above pic...  Because there was no planting of the dune, sand was blown quite efficiently into the parking lot, closing it down for a week or so. Hopefully, we can find a way to solve this going forward.  Surely, there will be more windy days ahead of us!

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