NOTICE: Amendment to BEACON Bylaws Request

BEACON staff is recommending the BEACON Board of Directors amend the BEACON Bylaws expressly incorporating into the purposes, objectives and authorities of BEACON, regional coastal beach access, and regional-level climate, sea-level rise adaptation, and coastal resilience. This change is suggested to strengthen BEACON’s ability to address these important topics in its policies, programs, and projects.

The suggested draft Bylaws are posted below.

Article IX of the Bylaws require amendments be submitted to each member of the organization and its staff at least fifteen (15) days before its next regular meeting.

Approval of amendments to the BEACON Bylaws requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors (7 affirmative votes).

See Staff Report

See Bylaw Amendment


NOTICE: Regional Meeting – February 18, 2021

Logos of BEACON, City of Port Hueneme and Channel Islands Harbor

BEACON, working with the City of Port Hueneme, and local harbor and port partners is hosting a regional meeting to address continuing erosion problems affecting the southern Ventura coastline. The meeting will include presentations on regional sediment science, recent harbor and port dredging and beach and ocean sediment nourishment efforts. Congresswoman Brownley will present remarks at the meeting, as will a representative of Naval Base Ventura County. The regional meeting is taking place on Thursday, February 18th from 9-11 am as a remote ZOOM meeting. Information on how to access the meeting is provided below on the meeting agenda which is posted below.

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Coastal Engineering Workshop

With Dr. David Revell

Sponsored by Ventura County Watershed protection District & BEACON


Part 1 Sources of Sand & Sediment


Part 2 Flood Mapping & Departmental Cooperation


Part 3 Tidal & Wind Effects on Waves & Swells


Part 4 Sand Retention vs. Erosion


Part 5 Coastal Armoring vs. Natural Barriers


Part 6 Coastal Hazard Modeling


Part 7 Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Communities


Part 8 Coastal Flooding Risks & Retreat Strategies


Part 9 Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Systems


Revell Coastal Workshop 6 min Wrap Up and Q&A

King Tides 2019

King Tides are predictable, larger than normal high tide events that occur a few times a year when the moon is closest to the earth. A more scientific name is perigean spring tides. King Tides are interesting because they help to illustrate what more normal high tide events will look like in the future as sea level rise becomes more pronounced.