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Tiburon gets options for Blackie’s Pasture beach restoration project

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

A proposed “living shorelines” project to restore the beach at Blackie’s Pasture and prevent erosion there will get a second public hearing in December as Tiburon seeks to give the public more time to weigh in on two design proposals. Blackie’s Pasture beach, which flanks the mouth of a drainage creek, is a jumble of riprap built with leftover construction debris, broken concrete and asphalt slabs with a mud scarp behind. A team of scientists led by Senior Civil Engineer Roger Leventhal of Marin County Public Works is seeking to create a man-made beach there to demonstrate a more natural approach to fighting shore erosion by using gently sloping sand and gravel instead of hard materials like seawalls and riprap bouldering.

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