Sand Replacement Underway for Beach Restoration in Alameda


WHEN:  Tuesday, October 1, 10 a.m.  Rain or shine.

WHERE:  Shoreline Drive between Willow and Grand, Alameda, CA


Crown Beach sand replacement 2013

1.Bulldozers pushing sand into berms
2.14-inch pipe pumping sand and water onto the beach from offshore barge
3.Beach is less than 24 inches wide at high tide in some places
4.Major project to replace 82,600 cubic yards of sand washed away over 20+ years
5.Fantastic views of San Francisco skyline!
6.Light refreshments will be served.


1.East Bay Regional Park District Board Member Doug Siden (Major project funder)
2.California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Staff Toxicologist Beckye Stanton (Dubai Star Trustees project funder)
3.California Division of Boating & Waterways Steve Watanabe (Project funder)
4.Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (Project funder, invited) 
5.City of Alameda, Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft  


At a cost of nearly $5.7 million, the East Bay Regional Park District will restore the beach and dune system to its 1987 footprint, and will protect the shoreline of this popular recreational beach. 

Between September and November 2013, 82,600 cubic yards of sand will be pumped from offshore barges onto Crown Memorial State Beach and Alameda Beach.

More Information: Crown Memorial State Beach Sand Project

Carolyn Jones
(510) 544-2217