“The most significant environmental restoration effort made in the California marine environment in our lifetime.”

-Santa Barbara County Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Coastlines

are breathtaking and provide simple pleasures and memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a surfer looking to catch your next big wave, a family wanting to spend the day splashing in the water at the shoreline, or a group of friends planning a relaxing beach day at your local beach soaking up the sun, California has you covered. The beach is not only an important park attraction, as it also serves significant biological and mechanical purposes. These beaches act as a refuge for shore birds and upper inter-tidal organisms, and even as a spawning ground for California grunions. Unfortunately, 1983’s El Niño storms have had a devastating impact on some of our beaches, significantly narrowing beach widths over the 70 year record.

What Efforts Can Be Done To Help Offset These Damages?

FISH REEF PROJECT PLANS TO add OFFSHORE REEF SYSTEMS THAT WILL help RESTORE ORIGINAL KELP BEDS. These kelp beds may NATURALLY PROTECT THE COAST, MINIMIZING POTENTIAL FUTURE EROSION DAMAGE, And ALLOW NATURAL BEACH FLUCTUATIONS THAT WILL OPTIMIZE NATURAL BEACH WIDTH.

California Reef Project

  • In 1972, the Goleta kelp beds were thriving…

  • 1983‘s El Niño destroyed Goleta’s kelp beds, and has never recovered.

  • Fish Reef Project is working to restore the lost Historic 220 acre Goleta Kelp Bed.

  • Location

    3/4 mile offshore Goleta Beach, CA

    45 feet underwater

  • Estimated Deployment

    2019

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