San Francisco

Restore Sloat

Active | January 01 2010

Coastal Preservation

Ocean Beach is experiencing long term erosion and the area at Sloat Avenue is a particular hotspot. During the winter of 2010, the bluff here failed and caused the road to be shut down to one lane. The San Francisco Chapter is working to minimize the impacts of the short-term response to this erosion and to advocate for a long-term response that incorporates managed retreat strategies to preserve the beach at Sloat. The current vehicle for this advocacy is the Ocean Beach Master Plan, which was recently completed. At this juncture, the chapter is now working to support implementation of 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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Staff Contact Chapter Contact

Sarah Damron - sdamron at

Chapter Contact: Bill McLaughlin - local415 at