Line drawn in the sand between beach access and protection

Line drawn in the sand between beach access and protection

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Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. Photo source: ©© Wally Gobetz

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Even on such a soggy, San Francisco day, people still enjoy city beaches. It’s incredible that 19th-century legislators had the foresight to preserve coastal areas as a public right in the California Constitution. For more than 40 years, the California Coastal Act has further protected “maximum access” to the coast “for all the people.”

But maximum access comes with challenges, such as habitat destruction and litter. How should San Francisco leaders and agencies strike the delicate balance between ensuring our beaches welcome everyone today and remain a treasure for everyone tomorrow?..

Read Full Article, SF Examiner (02-15-2017)

Drawing a Line In The Sand In Malibu, CA, CNN (09-06-2015)
As it nears its 40th year, the California Coastal Commission is stepping up its efforts to make California’s coastline accessible to everyone, not just those who can afford to hoard the view. In theory, a person could walk along the water for the length of California, from the Oregon state line to the Mexican border, without setting foot on private property…

Surfers Win Back California’s Martin’s Beach, Huffington Green (09-29-2014)
Surfers are celebrating a major win after a California court ruled against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had tried to deny public beach access near his private property…

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