A Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the Sharp Park Golf Course seawall has been submitted by SF Rec and Park to the Coastal Commission. The application includes the 2013 unauthorized boulder additions we chronicled in this campaign blog.
Coastal armoring has already decimated large stretches of the beach in Pacifica. It's time to say enough is enough!
The CDP is coming up for a vote at November’s Coastal Commission hearing which will be on Wednesday, November 8th at Bodega Marine Lab in Bodega Bay. It is the first item on the agenda for the meeting.
See link below for Coastal Commission hearing details:
To help derail this CDP, please send an email or printed letter to the Commission.
Here is a simple comment letter to use as a template:
I visit/surf/hike/fish our local Bay Area beaches, including the beaches of Pacifica. The Coastal Commission should deny this permit due to the extensive damage seawalls have already done to the town's shoreline. Climate change and sea level rise will only intensify erosion rates in the years ahead. If the Sharp Park Golf Course seawall is allowed to remain, the beach will eventually be driven under water. Instead of seeking permission to maintain a seawall, San Francisco should decommission the golf course and back a plan to restore beach and the lagoon wetland. Please reject this CDP.
Email to: NorthCentralCoast@coastal.ca.gov
Printed mail needs to be received by Friday November 3rd. Send to:
California Coastal Commission
North Central District
45 Fremont Street Ste 2000
San Francisco, Ca 94105Re:
Of course, if you can attend the hearing on Wednesday November 8th, please do! To comment, arrive no later than 8am to fill out a speaker card.
Thank you for fighting to preserve our local beaches!