|Sloat pitches hollow between winter storms. Photo: B. McLaughlin|
Happy New Year Surfriders and Friends,
The Coastal Sediment Management Plan Workgroup for the SF Bay Area coast is having a public meeting next Thursday January 14th at the United Irish Cultural Center, just off of Sloat Blvd. here in San Francisco. Please see below for details. As noted in prior posts, the Coastal Sediment Management Plan is an effort by Bay Area governments to identify ways to address coastal erosion by using a region approach. Surfrider advocates the implementation of of long term managed retreat policies instead of reliance on sand replenishment. Our local beaches are highly eroding. Engineered shorelines will bring only temporary relief at astronomical costs.
Adding your comments to the record will help us with our campaign. Please weigh in against sewalls, revetments and other forms of coastal armoring. Instead call for the promotion of managed retreat planning and shoreline restoration. Please attend the meeting if you can. If you cannot make it, you can email in your comments.