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Santa Barbara's Battles Against Shoreline Armoring

The Santa Barbara Chapter of Surfrider Foundation has been busy dealing with a rash of seawall and revetment proposals and placements in the past few years. The trend toward hardening and armoring the Goleta and Gaviota coastlines is alarming. In several cases, agencies have self-issued emergency permits that bypass the proper environmental review process. Even when these permits are revoked, removing these seawalls proves difficult. See the Santa Barbara Chapter web site at

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