The City of Ventura delivered sand at Surfers Point taken from Pierpont Beach starting on April 10th. It took only a few days, between the rains, to bring in the estimated 3,500 cubic yards of sand to fill the beach.
|Sand being excavated from Pierpont for trucking to Surfers' Point|
|The west end of Surfers' Point looking east - during sand delivery|
This time-lapse video compresses a week of work into less than 20 seconds. You can see the sand delivery, with breaks between rain storms, followed by the rapid grading of the piles into longitudinal ridges that run parallel to the shoreline.
The City is hiring coastal experts to finalize a restoration plan, and the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has offered funding and a volunteer workforce to complete the necessary seeding, planting, and stabilization of the sand to prevent winds from inundating the new bike path.
This work is anticipated to be scheduled in the Fall 2012. If you are interested in contributing to this project please e-mail Surfrider Volunteer Coordinator:
|The middle of Surfers' Point looking east - imported sand has been graded into longitudinal ridges|
|The east end of Surfers' Point looking west - after sand delivery and grading|
|The west end of Surfers' Point looking west - before sand grading|
|The west end of Surfers' Point looking west - after sand grading|
|Surfers' Point from the West - after sand delivery, before grading|
|Surfers' Point from the West - after sand grading|
(note exposed edge of the buried cobble berm)