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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Next Step: Project Engineering and Design

The new sand dune has temporarily provided a rock free beach.
Photo: Sloat Intersection, Memorial Day 2018

Greetings Surfriders,

The last stage in the campaign to restore Sloat is about to begin.  We are now firmly on the march to building the Ocean Beach Master Plan recommendation for the erosion site.

This juncture is especially critical as the fine details of the shoreline management plan are about to be set.  Key items that need to be resolved are:

1. When will the road be redirected behind the SF Zoo? How will the traffic flow be managed in a way that does not create jams and back-ups, especially on nice weather weekends?

2. Where will the new main Sloat parking be built? How many spaces will it provide, who will managed it - NPS or SF Rec. and Park?

3. When and how will the buried seawall be constructed?  What is the time-table for rock removal?

4. What sand replenishment regime can we expect to see - what triggers a replenishment project, who funds this work, etc.?

Surfrider is pressing to ensure that the community has input into these kinds of details as we enter the final planning process.

Thanks for checking in!

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