Pillar Point Harbor Shoreline Erosion Committee
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at HMB Yacht Club in Princeton
Beach erosion at Surfer’s Beach, Princeton shoreline, & West Shoreline Trail.
Pillar Point Harbor boat launch ramp dredging & Perched Beach.
Notice of Special MCC Meeting in order for a quorum of MCC members to attend and participate.
Presentation on Harbor Shoreline Erosion at Princeton and West Trail.
- Road resurfacing on Etheldore in Moss Beach, and portions of Airport/Harvard in Princeton.
- Road construction in Seal Cove: Del Mar, San Ramon, Madrone
- Drainage channel work & culvert replacements at various locations
- Vegetated swale construction along streets at 14 locations as part of Fitzgerald ASBS Pollution Reduction Program.
The list has been updated with road resurfacing also on portion of Alhambra in El Granada.
Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada.
Supervisor Horsley will attend.
- Preliminary Draft HMB Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan - Presentation. Draft plan is on ALUCP website. Excerpts: Noise Contours, Safety Zones, Safety Criteria.
- Highway 1 Lighthouse Crossing (email to Supervisor Horsley, slides)
The updated HMB Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan affects future land uses and development surrounding the airport. Policies address height of structures for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway. The draft plan is here.
Pillar Point Harbor’s West Shoreline Trail extends from the parking lot at Pillar Point Marsh out to the west breakwater and Mavericks Beach. It is a very popular recreational trail and important emergency vehicle access point.
Just south of the marsh where the trail meets the harbor beach, a section is being eroded by wave action. In places the erosion encroaches directly into the trail. Since 2011 a bench and surrounding section of trail have been closed off with yellow caution tape. Ongoing erosion threatens closure of the trail if something is not done.
The trail belongs to the Harbor District. It was granted to the District when the breakwater was built. The trail is public coastal access as partial mitigation for harbor construction. Repair and protection of the trail is listed as a District top priority, studies were completed a year ago, and funds were budgeted for the actual repair work during 2012-13. Inexplicably, the project is on hold.
The engineering study with repair alternatives is now a year old and has yet to be released to the Harbor Commissioners and the public. There has not yet been any public discussion of preferred erosion protection alternative, nor any Harbor District action to initiate the complicated permitting process. The proposed project alternatives are all forms of armoring. Beach nourishment with harbor dredge material is not considered in the report.
Coincidentally the Harbor District is looking for sites to put dredge material, and one current project, to dredge the area at the boat launch ramp, may be a possible source of beach nourishment for the West Shoreline Trail.
2012 West Trail Erosion Study, via Public Records Request:
--Draft Condition Survey & Repair Alternatives
--Draft Coastal Engineering Analysis (9mb)
--Construction Cost Estimates
--Permitting Strategy Memo
Riprap inevitably ends up strewn over the shoreline.
May 9, 6:30-7:30pm, County Parks will hold a public meeting to review proposed Fitzgerald Marine Reserve parking lot improvements for better stormwater management and public access. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss the revised plans and solicit public input. The current plan (Feb 2013) is here. For more information contact Senior Planner Sam Herzberg.
Meeting Location: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Parking Lot, North Lake St at California Ave, Moss Beach.