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Santa Monica pilot program plans to protect SoCal coastline




The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Project will cover a three acre sandy stretch
The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Project will cover a three acre sandy stretch
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A stretch of Santa Monica beach is undergoing a makeover.

It's part of a pilot program designed to protect Southern California's coastline.

The project broke ground Tuesday, and over the next four weeks, three acres of beach will be transformed into a coastal ecosystem, with a low fence and native beach plants.

An artist's rendering of what the Santa Monica Beach Restoration Project could look like
An artist's rendering of what the Santa Monica Beach Restoration Project could look like
The Bay Foundation: Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project is a partnership of the City of Santa Monica and the non profit environmental group, the Bay Foundation.

The Foundation's executive director, Tom Ford spoke with Take Two's A Martinez about the pilot and how it help preserve Southern California's beaches. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.