Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Armoring at Sharp Park?

Photo Credit: Mary & Lazar Keitelman

Greetings Surfriders and Friends,

While one of our city agencies is looking to turn away from armoring our coastline,  it seems another city department still thinks dumping rocks on a beach for erosion control is good practice.  

Last week, we got word that there was some maintenance being planned on the artificial berm fronting the Sharp Park Golf Course. When Surfrider checked in with SF Park and Rec. about the work, we were told the project would consist of regrading the surface due to it being scarred with ruts and potholes.  The seaside trail on top of the berm is popular with walkers and joggers.

Who would have thought "regrading" the surface meant adding more quarry stone armor to the beach?!!!  Needless to say, many a call has been made to the Coastal Commission about this project, which may not have been legally permitted.  Stay tuned for more details...