Sunday, September 14, 2014

More Sand For Sloat... 2 Public Meetings This Month!

North lot area 2013. Let's bring sand access to the southern parking lot.  


Dear Surfriders and Friends,

We have some new developments to report this month.  First, there is another round of sand replenishment for Sloat coming in October. Sand will be excavated from the area in front of the seawall at north Ocean Beach. Then, it will be trucked down to the Sloat erosion hotspot. This will involve the same process that we saw in the summer of 2012.  Once again, Surfrider would like to emphasize that this is not to be confused with the long term solution for Sloat being developed thru the SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan.  However, since the Master Plan fix for Sloat will take years to implement; this project is welcome.  If placed in the right location - such as the southern parking lot area -  the sand can restore safe access to the water where we desperately need one.

Therefore, we are urging public support for the National Park Service and the City on this project. Please join us in requesting that the sand be used to create safe access at the southern parking lot.

For more information about the project, please visit the NPS website:  http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=53313  

Please note: Comments are due by Sept. 26!

Also: Two public forums are scheduled for the second half of this month:


First up is the Ocean Beach Town Hall meeting. This will cover a general update on several Ocean Beach related efforts (not just SPUR's Master Plan work).


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September 17 | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Ocean Beach: Updates on Ocean Beach Master Plan, Sand Management and Seawall Repairs
Join Supervisors Katy Tang and Eric Mar (District 1) to discuss updates about the Ocean Beach Master Plan, hear from representatives of  SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) on sand management plans for this upcoming winter, SPUR about Ocean Beach planning, and the National Park Service (NPS) staff discuss repairs to the O’Shaughnessy Seawall and other issues.
Park Chalet Restaurant | 1000 Great Highway and John F. Kennedy Drive
For more information, contact oceanbeach@spur.org


Coming soon: Ocean Beach Open Space Design Workshop 9/24. more at www.spur.org/oceanbeach


Thanks always for checking in!