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Encinitas, Solana Beach officials advocate for sand replenishment in Washington, D.C.

Encinitas, Solana Beach officials advocate for sand replenishment in Washington, D.C.

Public officials from Encinitas and Solana Beach kicked off their December by visiting Washington, D.C. and advocating for sand replenishment on their cities' beaches.

Following the trip, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear said it is vital for the North County cities to have their sand replenished.

"One of the things that's clear from the more regional projects that we've done for sand replenishment is that it does protect the bluffs and prevents the ocean from over-topping Highway 101," she said.

The public officials — including Blakespear, Solana Beach City Councilmember Jewel Edson, Solana Beach City Manager Greg Wade, Solana Beach lobbyist Howard Marlow,...

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