Surfer’s Point Managed Shoreline Retreat and Trail

The City of Ventura hired RRM Design Group to prepare design development and construction drawings for the Managed Shoreline Retreat of Surfer’s Point. Damaged by El Nino storms of 1999, Surfer’s Point required years of collaboration, hard work, and negotiation between several area stakeholders, state agencies, and local agencies to become a great catalyst for restoration, roadway, and bike path improvements in its application of the coastal retreat philosophy. Requiring extensive background mapping including aerial control survey, boundary survey, and supplemental topographic mapping, the project sought to move an existing bike path and parking lot inland (approximately 60 feet) and restore cobble and sand beach/dunes seaward of the reconfigured improvements.


Friend of the Coast Award

Green Landscape Award, Honorable Mention
– US Green Building Council, California Central Coast Chapter

Honor Award, Environmental Protection/Enhancement
– The Waterfront Center

“RRM Design Group played a pivotal role in advancing innovative engineering techniques, managing a diverse stakeholder group, and provided visionary stewardship to ensure Surfer’s Pont Managed Shoreline Retreat would become a model for coastal management.”
– Rick Raives, Public Works Director, City of Ventura

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