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.
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.