San Diego County

Solana Beach and Encinitas’ Reef Breaks Threatened by Beach Fill

Active | January 01 2005

Coastal Preservation

The cities of Solana Beach and Encinitas are considering a 50-year beach nourishment project by the Army Corp of Engineers with good intentions. However, all of the alternatives they are considering stand to transform precious reef breaks (including Table Tops, Pill Box, and Stone Steps) into beach breaks, and that is not deemed a significant impact by their own draft Environmental Review documents. We beg to differ!

For more background on this project, check out our previous blog posts about recent decisions by Solana Beach and Encinitas regarding this project as well as an interview with Jim Moriarty, Surfrider CEO, about this plan.

Coastal Preservation

Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.

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