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1 EL MORRO BY: -A COMING OF CHANGE- MARKFINSTERMARKFINSTER

2 HISTORY OF THE BEACH 300 trailers sit on this site (75 on the beach) Once privately owned, bought by Irvine Co. in 1979 as part of C.C. State Park $32.5 million in tax dollars (most expensive purchase at time…) 20 year extension (takes 25 years) Fights on both sides

3 Residents kicked out dec The residents of El Morro have taken superb of the beach (claimed private ownership) Trash/Crowds etc.. Current fear that having it open to the public will cause the beach to loose its beauty (lesser sense of responsibility)

4 THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION LAGUNA BEACH CHAPTER Trailers will be transformed into something that is environmentally sensitive and available to all the public. Everything will be removed from the beach, including not only the 75 trailers but a lot of associated wooded, concrete and metal reinforcing in front of and underneath the trailers. The Moro Creek valley area will be restored after removal of the trailers, with a lot of paving removed and a day-use parking area added. The "terrace" above the valley will become a 60-unit campground. Information thanks to Rick Wilson Surfrider Foundation

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6 IMPROVEMENTS Environmental restoration Water quality improvements (less impervious surfaces, decreased density of use; elimination of septic tank/ leach field system for sewage) Increased public access Removal of structures and coastal armoring on the beach (deposition – beach profile will see changes)

7 CONCLUSION Join at oin oin Next meeting – 21 st Tidewater docent Training involves the 2.5 to 3 hr class and an on-the-job shift at the tidepools with one of our experienced docent trainers


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