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.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
BCDC Hearing: Help Preserve Sand Flow to Ocean Beach
As many of you know, sand coming out of our rivers and estuaries helps maintain our beaches and slows coastal erosion. Because we have dammed our rivers, built levees and mined gravel over the last 150 plus years, the amount of sand flowing out of SF Bay is significantly less than it used to be. At some level, this effects erosion at Ocean Beach.
SF Baykeeper has been the lead environmental group fighting to restrict sand mining in SF Bay. Presently, four companies are looking to gain permits that would drastically increase SF Bay sand mining. If you are available, please attend/speak out against the permits at the BCDC hearing this Thursday March 19 at 1pm. Email us at email@example.com to coordinate.
The meeting location is the 2nd Floor of the Ferry Building, downtown San Francisco.
Our message: These permits will lead to a signifiant decrease in sand flow out to our beaches, thus spurring coastal erosion. The USGS Paper cited in the press release link below backs up this claim:
Here's the meeting notice:
Here's more information from SF Baykeeper:
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