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.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Important Coastal Commission Hearing Next Week!

North Lot with sand back-pass project in the foreground. (pic Greg Gordon)

Greetings Sloat Restorationists,

The Coastal Commission hearing for the City's permit to use sand and/or sand bags as temporary erosion control at Sloat is set for Thursday November 5th.  The agenda item is 14B. Here is the Commission staff report Unfortunately, there is no way to know exactly when during the day this agenda item will be up for public comment - although it will probably be sometime before noon. Please arrive between 8am - 8:45am to fill our a speaker card in order to address the Commission.

Our position on the permit? We support the use of sand or sand bags for erosion emergencies until the long term plan is built. 

Ca Coastal Commission Meeting
Thursday November 5th
Oceano Resort Hotel
280 Capistrano Drive
Half Moon Bay, Ca 94019
Agenda Item 14B

If you can't make it, please send a printed/handwritten letter to the Commission that arrive by this Friday 10/30/15 - California Coastal Commission (written letters via regular mail)
North Central Coast District
45 Fremont Street Suite 2000
San Francisco, Ca 94105-2219

Thanks for checking in!