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.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Update on New Erosion/Construction Activity at the South Parking Lot

Thanks to our public agencies, sand cleared from the Great Highway has 
created safe access at 2nd Parking Lot.
Before we issue a reaction to the recent SPUR OB Master Plan workshop, we wanted to update the community on the status of a pair of erosion hotspots at the the south parking lot. Apparently, SFPUC and SFDPW are working with the National Park Service to fill in the hotspots with sand collected from the Great Highway. The Park Service has taken the additional step of removing concrete edging along the bluff before it falls to the beach.  We applaud our public agencies for taking such action. Removing asphalt before it litters the beach is proactive. Repairing the eroded holes in the bluff with sand is smart and sensitive to the public. A by product of all this work is the creation of a sand access trail to the beach where one of the hotspots was filled in. We just need more sand to be added to this site from time to time to reinforce this access point. Thanks for checking in...