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Coastal Cleanup Day

Join your friends and neighbors for the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20th. There are over 800 locations to choose from in California's largest volunteer event of the year! Learn more.

Sea-Level Rise

Commission staff is in the process of updating the Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance in response to comments. It is anticipated that a revised draft will be presented to the Commission in the fall. For more information, visit the SLR Guidance page.

Martins Beach Survey

The Commission is seeking to document possible historic rights of public access at Martins Beach in San Mateo County, CA. Press Release. To fill out the Prescriptive Rights Survey please click here. To see the background exhibits click here. To receive a survey form by mail, contact MartinsBeachPRS@coastal.ca.gov

News

Broad Beach Rock Revetment and Beach Nourishment Project

The Broad Beach Geologic Hazard Abatement District has submitted a coastal development application (CDP 4-12-043) for permanent authorization of an approximately 4,150 ft. long as-built, temporary rock revetment constructed pursuant to two emergency coastal development permits. In addition, the project includes implementation of a beach nourishment program for a period of 20 years involving deposition of 600,000 cu. yds. of sand on the beach from inland sand quarries during the first year and approximately 450,000 cu. yds. of sand during the tenth year of the program; periodic sand backpassing operations to occur no more than once per year, and dune habitat restoration, at Broad Beach (from 30708 Broad Beach Road to 6525 Point Lechuza Road), Malibu. The Proposed Project Plans, the Dunes Restoration Plans and the Final Revised Analysis of Public Trust Resources by the State Lands Commission for the project are all available for review.

Reducing Ship Strikes to Whales

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary ("CINMS") Advisory Council has been researching and working towards solutions to the problem of ship strikes in the Santa Barbara Channel since the 2007 deaths of several blue whales. The Commission's South Central Coast District Office staff sits on the Advisory Council...more

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Martins Beach reflects Californians' choice to protect coastal access

Martins Beach owner Vinod Khosla has made a series of wild charges against the California Coastal Commission, including coercion and unfair treatment. Khosla purchased a property near Half Moon Bay that has had a long and obvious use by the public...more

Coastal Stewardship

Make a difference for our coast and ocean through everyday choices, wherever you may be. Join your friends and neighbors in becoming a Coastal Steward. Find out how you can help.

Green Building

Did you know that the California Coastal Commission offers a 40% discount on permit application fees for green building projects? Find out how.

Coastal Program Policy

Briefings such as the Federal Consistency Program Briefing from February 9, as well as previous ones on open meetings, vertical accessways, wetlands, and the Coastal Act.

September Commission Meeting