|Status: Active||Start Date: 2007|
Silver Strand State Beach continues to remain in good condition through the generosity of Loews Coronado Bay Resort, which sits next to the state beach, and since 2007, it has donated $1 million (and counting) through an innovative partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and California State Parks Foundation to maintain and beautify the state beach.
Every month, Loews donates a small portion of each guest’s bill into the Loews Environmental Fund which is administered by CSPF. This fund allows the state beach to proceed with maintenance, conservation and beautifying projects. Some of these completed projects include:
- Interpretive signs about the beach seaweed, grunion, and birds at eight major pedestrian points
- Restoration of Lifeguard Tower
- Painting of murals by local nonprofit group KidsArt inside tunnel #1
- Large interpretive signs at beach headquarters
- Restoration of Sand Wall at parking lots
- Rehabilitation of bathroom #1
- Enhanced tunnel lights
Other continuing projects include the formation of a kayak tour, the hiring of an Interpreter to lead education tours, and an educational dune boardwalk.
CSPF commends Loews Coronado Bay Resort for its strong commitment to the local area and upholding its Good Neighbor Policy even through a tough economic environment. CSPF and DPR hope to expand this unique idea to other state parks and state beaches in California.