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

July 15, 2022
Agenda coming soon

Ventura Sand Summit
Thursday, June 23, 2022
10 am – Noon

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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

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VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation Project – Planning Context

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BEACON Manager-Scientist Workshop Summary

BEACON held a unique workshop on June 14, 2021 involving public agency managers and academic and governmental scientists to identify needs and opportunities for better alignment of natural and social science research and coastal regional sediment management and...