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07 • 03 • 2009

Goleta Beach Saved - Groin Defeated

On July 8, the California Coastal Commission overturned its staff's recommendation and denied Santa Barbara County's proposed groin project at Goleta Beach. The groin project would have trapped sand at Goleta Beach but in doing so would have prevented sand from reaching beaches to the east of Goleta causing erosion and damage to beach habitats. The chapter worked closely with the Environmental Defense Center and several members of Surfrider's Environmental Issues Team to provide technical reports and comments at and leading up to the Coastal Commission hearing.