Urge the Coastal Commission to protect Goleta Beach!

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Beach re-nourishment operations at Goleta Beach, California, March 2010. Goleta Beach County Park, occupies approximately 29 acres with 4,200 feet of beach frontage in Santa Barbara County. An ongoing problem concerning Goleta Beach is coastal erosion; sand and sediment is constantly being washed away and the beach is narrowing. The beach has been eroding at an average rate of 20 feet (6 m)-per-year.
We strongly believe that sustainable and responsible responses to the problem of Goleta’s beach erosion, require an adaptation and not a resistance to Nature. Thinking back to look ahead, we believe is key to adjust to the climatic and environmental changes we are experiencing. Looking back, and around, can only bring confirmation to the fact that hardened structures do harm beaches. Captions and Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care

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“On May 13th in Santa Barbara, the California Coastal Commission will consider the approval of two pre-existing (but currently un-permitted) rock revetment seawalls to protect a parking lot which was built decades ago on the public beach. The rock seawalls are already eroding and damaging the most-visited beach in Santa Barbara County…

Goleta Beach is a scenic, accessible community treasure. As the most visited beach in Santa Barbara County, it is a public resource that must be protected.

Please send a letter to the Coastal Commission asking them to support the Goleta Beach Restoration Plan by relocating the western parking spaces and sewer line and denying the rock seawall.”

Read Full Article and Learn More, Surfriders

“Comments on Goleta Beach Project Coastal Development Permit,” Letter from Dr. Orrin Pilkey, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology Duke University presented to the California Coastal Commission, May 5, 2015

Protect and Restore Goleta Beach, California, By Linda Krop, Brian Trautwein and Sandy Lejeune; Independent (03-14-2014)
The unpermitted seawall at the west end of Goleta Beach is no exception; it must be removed to preserve Goleta Beach…

In Pictures: Aftermath of storm on Goleta Beach (March 1, 2014), The Independent

Goleta Beach, California
An ongoing problem concerning Goleta Beach is coastal erosion; sand and sediment is constantly being washed away and the beach is narrowing…

We Need to Retreat From the Beach, An Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey.