Seabright Beach Coastal Enhancement Project

A project in Santa Cruz restoring coastal dune, strand, and bluff habitat to protect the shoreline and serve important wildlife.

The project is increasing coastal resiliency by using green infrastructure to build coastal dunes that protect the shorelines and provide important wildlife habitat in the urban envelope. This grass roots restoration was led by a group of community volunteers and students from Gault Elementary School, Monarch Elementary School, Alternative Family Education and Costanoa High School. Together they have restored coastal dune, strand and bluff habitat.

Students have returned following their restoration work to monitor changes in coastal biodiversity and to paint signs for labeling native plants.

Project Partners: California State Parks, NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and BWET Program, CA Coastal Commission Whale Tail, California Coastal Conservancy as well as private donors. Corporate partners include Patagonia and Verve Coffee.

Project Status

Implemented

Point of Contact

Groundswell Coastal Ecology

https://groundswellecology.org/contact/

Project Website

PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES

Grass roots restoration fueled by a dedicated group of community volunteers and students

November 15, 2021

Grass roots restoration fueled by a dedicated group of community volunteers and students

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