BEACON

Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment

What is BEACON

The Beach Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment is a California Joint Powers Agency (JPA) established in 1986 to address coastal erosion beach….

Next BEACON Board Meeting

Next BEACON Board Meeting
Friday, March 15, 2024 9 am
Agenda coming soon

BEACON Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3 pm
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Representing
Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Working Hard

BEACON is involved in an array of coastal studies and projects within its jurisdiction and works in close coordination with the parks, planning and public works departments of BEACON’s member agencies.

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Current Projects

BEACON current projects

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Kelp Project

For the past decade BEACON has been the Lead Agency in delivering an innovative project to demonstrate a method to re-establish kelp in Goleta Bay. The method was developed by Mr. Bob Kiel of the Seattle Aquarium and requires the insertion of three-foot long (2-inch square) granite columns that…

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Surfers Point Ventura

In June 2023, the City of Ventura was awarded a $16.2 million dollar grant to implement Phase 2 of the Surfers Point Project. Phase 2 of the project is planned to be completed by 2025, complementing construction of Phase 1, completed in 2012. BEACON has been a strong supporter and an active partner…

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Mondo's Cove Public Access Project

The Mondo’s Beach Access Stairway Project has been in active development and project planning for the past four years. Starting in 2019 Beacon staff initiated efforts to develop final planning, design, and engineering for a stairway at Mondo’s Cove.

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Kelp Project

For the past decade BEACON has been the Lead Agency in delivering an innovative project to demonstrate a method to re-establish kelp in Goleta Bay. The method was developed by Mr. Bob Kiel of the Seattle Aquarium and requires the insertion of three-foot long (2-inch...

Surfers Point Project

In June 2023, the City of Ventura was awarded a $16.2 million dollar grant to implement Phase 2 of the Surfers Point Project. Phase 2 of the project is planned to be completed by 2025, complementing construction of Phase 1, completed in 2012. BEACON has been a strong...