THE TIME IS NOW

Working for a safe and sustainable Oceano Dunes and beach for all

 
 

Imagine a safe and sustainable Oceano Dunes

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ACCESS FOR ALL

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the beaches fronting Oceano and Grover Beach were vehicle-free for 7 months for the first time in years. They were transformed into vibrant and safe beaches for swimming, surfing, walking, biking, horseback riding, kiteboarding, fishing and other low-impact recreational activities. 

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CLEAN BEACHES

California State Parks reopened the beach to street legal vehicles in October 2020. When COVID restrictions ease, they plan to reopen the park to OHV activity, which will reimpose direct threats to wildlife, sensitive habitats and community health.

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RESTORED HABITAT

The Oceano sand dune area is recognized by scientists, conservationists, government agencies and the public as the finest, most extensive coastal dunes remaining in California. The beach and dunes offer critical habitat for endangered shorebirds and other rare plant and animal species. 

Impacts of Vehicle Activity on the Oceano Dunes

Understand how off-roading vehicle activity takes a huge toll on the beach and dunes at Oceano. 
Read more about the issues and impacts from off-roading vehicles to Oceano Dunes
 

Please Protect the Dunes!

People for the Dunes is a community-focused campaign funded by donations from residents, businesses and organizations along California’s Central Coast. All campaign participants work as volunteers and vow that every penny of every donation will support efforts to make Oceano Dunes and beach a safe and sustainable park for all to enjoy. Please contribute today! 

Make checks out to: 

San Luis Obispo Coastkeeper

Mail checks to:

EPI-Center, 1013 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.  Enter "Dunes Alliance" in the memo line.

 

EIN Number available...please contact peopleforthedunes@gmail.com.

 
 

Take Action

Please share you concerns. Every voice counts!

Communicate directly to the California Coastal Commission

 

Submit comments by email at OceanoDunesReview@coastal.ca.gov

 

Submit comments by mail to 725 Front Street, Suite 300, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

Speak to the Coastal Commissioners at the special hearing on March 18, 2021 using your telephone, cell phone, computer or tablet. Instructions to do so are on the Commission’s web page at www.coastal.ca.gov

For any questions, contact Kevin Kahn, the Coastal Commission’s Central Coast District Supervisor and its lead coastal planner on Oceano matters at 831-427-4863 or 

kevin.kahn@coastal.ca.gov

Please check this website for more information about this issue and California State Parks’ Coastal Development Permit

Speak in support of a safe and sustainable Oceano Dunes and beach at any California Coastal Commission meeting

 

Please check this website for this month's meeting agenda and updated information.

 

If you need assistance in preparing to speak before the Commission, you may contact the Dunes Alliance at PeopleForTheDunes@gmail.com.

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The Oceano Dunes and beach are a local treasure that should be open to all for safe, enjoyable non-motorized recreation.  If you agree, please consider joining our effort and spreading the word!

About People for the Dunes

People for the Dunes, a campaign of the Dunes Alliance, supports a safe and sustainable Oceano Dunes and beach for all.
 
The campaign advances a new, inclusive vision of recreation and conservation at Oceano Dunes that will secure environmental justice for surrounding communities, ensure better protection for wildlife and the natural environment, boost the local economy and respect the area’s cultural heritage.

See our growing gallery of People for the Dunes! Thanks to all who have shared their love for this beach!

 

Sponsors

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Interested in being a sponsor or participating in another way? Awesome! Contact peopleforthedunes@gmail.com.
 
 
 

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