Urge the Oceanside City Council to adopt a sea level rise plan that protects the coastal environment.
Our Chapter is participating in the public process of engaging with the City of Oceanside as it updates its local coastal program (LCP).
Increased seal level rise (SLR) due to climate change is well supported by scientific evidence, and we can expect to see as much as 6ft of SLR by 2100. Surfrider San Diego is working with coastal cities to help them plan and prepare for SLR in a way that protects our precious coastal resources. AB 691 requires coastal cities to plan for SLR by 2019. Many cities in San Diego County are beginning this important process. Without proper planning, much of Oceanside’s remaining sandy shores could be lost. So we need to do proper planning now – time is of the essence! Many of the adaptation strategies require long planning horizons, so we advocate for early planning, soft solutions that maintain our beaches, setting community priorities, and Sea Level Rise based triggers for adaptation strategies. The SLR based triggers protect us from a false sense of security associated with a timeline, since changes could accelerate. If the significant amounts of SLR never happen, then communities will not be bound to pursuing unneeded adaptation strategies. Surfrider San Diego is also currently working in Imperial Beach and Del Mar on this important subject.
To get involved, sign up for notifications and attend a San Diego Chapter Beach Preservation Committee meeting!
Surfrider has opposed Oceanside’s groin project proposal since its inception in 2019, instead urging the City to embark on more regional solutions to put sand
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD *pro-tip – you do not need to be an Oceanside resident. update – read our most recent LETTER to city council.
The City of Oceanside will host a second virtual public sand retention workshop on Wednesday June 30 at 6 PM in order to discuss a number
Last week was exciting for the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and for the health of our beaches. The Coastal Commission was in
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the Lead Agency preparing an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality
Figure 10. Estimated percentage of beach-sediment contributions to the Oceanside Littoral Cell for the study area between April 1998 and April 2004 (a statistically dry
Andrea Holeman, a member of the Surfrider San Diego Advisory Committee, took these photos during the last big swell in Oceanside during the high tide.
Our chapter maintains two volunteer-led committees dedicated to issues related to the preservation of our coast. You can learn more about them by clicking below, or start HERE to get some background on Surfrider’s Coastal Preservation Initiative