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

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, April 22, 2017

New Sloat Petition / Public LCP Meeting May 2

The Sloat erosion area was battered by winter storms this year. Thankfully, no rock armor was added onto the beach. The pre-winter sand replenishment project may have helped in this regard.


Greetings Surfriders,

Happy Earth Day! 

As the Restore Sloat campaign hits the final stretch, we have a new petition for all to sign.

The purpose is to underscore our goals for Sloat restoration as the City finalizes the details of its erosion control project for the area. The design will be based upon the recommendations found in the Ocean Beach Master Plan.  We will continue to call for maximizing relocation of all threatened structures, even the Lake Merced Tunnel. The more beach area that we can secure for restoration, the greater the chance we have to maintain a sandy shoreline for the future.

More News: SF Planning has just added a public workshop for the LCP amendment May 2 6-8pm at the Ortega Library (3223 Ortega Street at 39th Ave). Please attend if you can.  There may be a discussion regarding south of Sloat road consolidation and realignment as well as options for temporary parking. 

Thanks for checking in!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Managed Retreat Phase 1 Announced!



Managed retreat for Sloat is officially on the way.
Greetings Surfriders,

We are pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the Ocean Beach Master Plan's managed retreat strategy has been announced. It appears on San Francisco Recreation and Park's website. This is a significant milestone for the Restore Sloat Campaign as it is the first public recognition that the City is indeed looking to embrace the Master Plan recommendations. As you may recall, the first move of the Ocean Beach Master Plan includes the consolidation and realignment of the road away from the water (on the landward side of the berm), and the construction of temporary parking. A walking trail is also slated to be installed. Details TBA. We'll let you know when the public can weigh in on the specific elements in this project.

Meanwhile, the LCP amendment hearing at SF Planning has been postponed until June 8th.  Please stay tuned!