|Early morning low tide south of Sloat (Photo: B. McLaughlin)|
Dear Surfriders and Friends,
Last month we examined the progress made towards implementing a long term solution for Sloat erosion. Now we will examine the near term improvements as well as outstanding issues.
Near Term/Interim Improvements
- Commitment by the City to avoid placing rocks on the beach in case of erosion emergencies.
- Two new sand dunes for each Sloat parking lot.
- SFMTA is moving ahead with plans to relocate the road and parking lots away from the water.
- Rock and rubble cleared off of the beach.
- An environmentally safe solution to keep sand from blowing off the new temporary access dunes
- A commitment to replace the north parking lot with new parking near Sloat Boulevard and the Great Highway.
- The retrofitting of the Army Corps of Engineers dredge ship Essayons
Finally, Surfrider would like to remind everyone that the most important piece of restoring Sloat involves a long term plan to relocate infrastructure. The beach at Sloat is locked into a long term pattern of erosion and needs more area to survive. Be relocating infrastructure, we reduce the erosion conflict, and provide a chance for the beach and its sand dunes to thrive.
Thanks for checking in!