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CSMW Public Outreach

CSMW initiated their Sediment Master Plan (SMP) efforts in 2004 by conducting a series of public workshops and meetings with local, county and regional government agencies throughout the coastal portions of the state. The public workshops were an opportunity to share the project plan and goals with the public, gather information on local sedimentation and shoreline erosion problems, determine local issues of concern, identify local sediment management-related activities, and identify coordination and data sharing opportunities with local government and groups.

Outreach efforts were also an integral part of each Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan (CRSMP or Coastal RSM Plan) that was developed for specific portions of the California coastline. Division of the California coastline into segments for planning purposes was a major outcome of the public outreach efforts described above, as each region had unique issues of concern as well as those that cut across many to all coastal regions. To address these issues, CSMW developed working relationships with regional partners within each coastline portion. The regional partner helps CSMW develop a Stakeholder Advisory Group (typically interested or affected agencies) as well as a public outreach program to ensure that each CRSMP addresses local issues of concern. Each CRSMP completed to date (September 2016) includes outreach information, available on the Coastal RSM Plan page.

Public Outreach Contact List has been compiled as a means to keep interested parties apprised of significant SMP and Coastal RSM Plan developments. This list is periodically updated to include contact information from the various Coastal RSM Plans as they are developed. Please check back periodically for updates!

SMP Implementation Workshops

Public Workshops Information

The following links identify information relating to the eight public workshops held during February through June 2004 to collect public and local agency input on the Sediment Master Plan.

San Diego Region

Orange County Region

Los Angeles Region

Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Region

Monterey Bay Region

San Francisco Bay Area Region

Humboldt/Del Norte County Region