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West Trail Shoreline Project

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Project Location:Pillar Point Harbor
Status:Construction Underway
Initial Funding:April 2022
Estimated Completion:Winter 2021
Description:Evaluate alternatives to prevent further trail erosion with an emphasis on a Living Shoreline with minimal hard armoring, re-line concrete swale, and stabilize adjacent hillside with planting of native vegetation. 
Justification: The West Trail and adjacent bluffs have sustained substantial erosion..
Strategic Goal/Operating Impact:1) Comprehensive Long-Range Planning Guides District Actions and Decision-Making
 2) Infrastructure Improvements are Guided by Comprehensive Long-Term Planning.
 3) Environmental Stewardship 


Construction Phase: December 2021 - April 2022

 To protect an eroding segment of the West Trail, the District is constructing a Living Shoreline Consisting of a combinatino of cobble and sand dunes.  The Project will restore beach and dune habitat within the harbor and allow for continued public and emergency vehicle access along the trail.  The 300 lineaer foot living shoreline project has been designed for a lasting natural defense against coastal erosion and sea level rise. 


The Proejct also includes Improvements to tehe existing stormdrain system in this area.  The existing hillside storm drain will be undergrounded along the hillside slope and drainage will be routed to a new Bioretention Basin before discharging to the Pillar Point Marsh.  This restored freshwater connection willl provide ecological benefits to the marsh ecosystem.  


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Before and After Pictures