CA Coastal Resilience Network: Surfers’ Point Managed Retreat with Paul Jenkin


The Surfers’ Point Managed Shoreline Retreat project is one of the first managed retreat projects to be implemented in California. Developed in response to coastal erosion during the early 1990s, the project has been featured in numerous case studies and serves as a model of sustainable shoreline management in the era of rising seas. The project serves to restore and enhance the ecological structure and function of the shoreline as well as enhance the visitor’s experience, including widening the sandy beach, restoring sand dune habitat, improving water quality and relocating and improving public access and recreation facilities. The project design was developed in collaboration with the Surfers Point Working Group, which includes members from the City of Ventura, the 31st Agricultural District/Ventura County Fair Board, California State Parks, California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, State Senate and Assembly members, Surfrider Foundation, Ventura Bicycle Coalition, and the Full Sail Windriders Club. 

About the Speaker: Paul Jenkin is the Ventura Campaign Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation, an international environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

City of Santa Cruz Sustainability and Climate Action Manager Presents at Save Our Shores Steward Training in February

Tiffany Wise-West, Climate Action Manager for City of Santa Cruz talks about the updated Climate Action Plan for Santa Cruz.