Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. They are also the “goose that laid the golden egg” of California. It is estimated that beach visits generate economic impacts that exceed $14 billion per year. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust. We proactively address threats like coastal over development to ensure the protection of our coast. Our network of volunteers work with community planners to make informed and responsible decisions on coastal development and to address the effects of rising sea levels.
Surfrider SLO has three current campaigns aimed at protecting the SLO County Coast: