This report summarizes activities and scientific monitoring results for the Malibu Living Shoreline Project. The purpose of this project is to transform 3.26 acres of coastal habitat on Zuma, Westward and Point Dume Beaches in Malibu, CA, into a non-contiguous California native plant, coastal dune system that not only beautifies the Malibu coast, but also… Continue reading Malibu Living Shoreline Project Year 2 Annual Report
ASPN hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham speak with Tom Ford about Santa Monica Bay, project planning in light of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and national estuaries.
Local environmental leaders have voiced their unanimous support for pursuing a slate of new environmental programs in and around the Santa Monica Bay using funds provided by last year’s federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Find out more.
Catch up on November 2021’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and what that could mean for Santa Monica Bay.
This report summarizes activities and scientific monitoring results for the Malibu Living Shoreline Project from December 2020 through December 2021. The restoration was implemented from 14 December 2020 to 12 February 2021, including the installation of sand fencing and biomimicry stakes to build dune topography, installation of symbolic post and rope fencing to limit beach… Continue reading Malibu Living Shoreline Project Year 1 Annual Report
To close out Earth Day celebrations, around 50 volunteers, some from Malibu Middle and High schools, volunteered on Saturday, April 30, for a Malibu Living Shoreline Project (MLSP) organized by the Bay Foundation Dume Restoration, which aims to restore approximately three acres of sandy beach and dune habitat at Zuma Beach and Point Dume Beach.
The Santa Monica Sand Dune Restoration Project has officially been deemed a success; now, The Bay Foundation wants to make it a permanent fixture on the beach just north of the Annenberg Beach House, while also expanding from three to eight acres of protected beach habitat in the area through a second, “phase 2” project.
A second stretch of sand at the northern end of Santa Monica Beach will be transformed into a natural habitat after the Bay Foundation received a $300,000 grant to build another dune. The project — which will be implemented over the next five years in conjunction with the City — aims to restore almost five… Continue reading Second Dune Coming to Santa Monica Beach
There’s still time to pitch in on the Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project. The restoration project kicked off in January in Manhattan Beach and several other local beaches with an aim to revive a robust native habitat and set a path for the future as seas threaten to wash away one of Southern California’s most… Continue reading Community Urged to Help with Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project
Across the globe, one major threat is the rising ocean. If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, global sea levels could rise by 1.5 feet. There has already been a significant erosion in certain areas along the California coastline. To combat some of the erosion already occurring and ideally prevent further erosion in the future, environmentalists… Continue reading Environmentalists Look to Dunes as Oceans Rise