Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Shoreline Armoring

Goleta Beach vs. Winter Swells, CA

Goleta Beach vs. Winter Swells, CA

This is the third winter in four years that Goleta Beach Park has taken a beating in the winter swells. Even behind the boulders- dropped along 950 feet of beach at a cost of $275,000 – the park bluff is retreating, unprotected by a ripped out $350,000 barrier of plastic mesh, that had been stacked against the bluffs last spring.

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Sandbags remain hard problem to solve along N.C. coast

Sandbags remain hard problem to solve along N.C. coast

Make an earnest effort to remove the sandbags from your beach. Under state law, sandbags are only supposed to stay on the beach for a two- to five-year window.

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Shifting sands: Santa Cruz, scientists, Boardwalk fighting battle against erosion

Shifting sands: Santa Cruz, scientists, Boardwalk fighting battle against erosion

Millions of people come to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk each year to body surf, enjoy the rides or simply soak up the California sun. But few of them notice the dramatic, relentless changes in the city’s coastline that are wreaking havoc on the beloved amusement park.

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Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism

Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism

Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave breakers.

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Living Shorelines Withstand Storm Matthew’s Force

Living Shorelines Withstand Storm Matthew’s Force

When Hurricane Matthew approached North Carolina in October, many in the state – from scientists to casual observers – watched to see the effects on shorelines.Storm surge and increased wave action can visibly wear away the coast. How would properties with bulkheads fare? Or, for those with wetlands conservation in mind, would living shorelines deliver what they promised..?

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Indonesia to resume work on giant seawall

Indonesia to resume work on giant seawall

Greater Jakarta, one of the world’s most densely populated cities, sits on a swampy plain and is sinking at a faster rate than any other city in the world.

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EPA gives $91,000 to help educate about beach erosion

EPA gives $91,000 to help educate about beach erosion

Battling the beach erosion in places like Greenbackville, Va is nothing short of team effort. The Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) has been working to fight erosion using living shorelines, and now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stepped in to help them out with a $91,000 grant.

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South Carolina says no to Wild Dunes beach erosion walls

South Carolina says no to Wild Dunes beach erosion walls

Experimental removable seawalls have been ordered to be taken down in front of erosion-imperiled condos and houses.

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“Living Shorelines” Will Get Fast Track to Combat Sea Level Rise

“Living Shorelines” Will Get Fast Track to Combat Sea Level Rise

As sea levels rise along U.S. coasts, it may soon get easier for people and local governments to obtain federal permits to build what are known as “living shorelines,” natural or nature-based structures designed to protect communities and infrastructure from extreme storms and flooding even as they protect habitat.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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