ABC7’s “Solutions” explores LAX Dunes, discovering some of Southern California’s most endangered species flourishing at the LAX Dunes. . . . ”This isn’t just some sort of fenced-in property, but this is a really vital habitat and restoration is occurring,” said The Bay Foundation’s Chris Enyart.
Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project FAQs
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project.
Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project: Restoration and Monitoring Plan
The Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project aims to restore approximately three acres of sandy coastal habitats located adjacent to Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach by utilizing existing sediments to transform a portion of the current beach into a sustainable coastal strand and foredune habitat complex with resilience to SLR. This report details the project’s restoration… Continue reading Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project: Restoration and Monitoring Plan
Pandemic Impacts Habitat Restoration at LAX Dunes
During a year when many people were cooped up inside, Los Angeles Conservation Corps Field Crew Supervisor Damian Morando is grateful to be outside. “I am pulling out a mustard plant. It’s one of three mustard plans that we have, invasive,” he said. “And it spreads.” It’s laborious work at the LAX Dunes but Morando,… Continue reading Pandemic Impacts Habitat Restoration at LAX Dunes
Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program Comprehensive Monitoring Program – April 2021
The Santa Monica Bay region needs a Comprehensive Monitoring Program (CMP) to inform the community and interested stakeholders on the status and trends of the condition of key habitats. The purpose of the CMP is to provide a framework to use monitoring data to inform managers, practitioners, and the public on conditions and trends that… Continue reading Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program Comprehensive Monitoring Program – April 2021
Exploring the LAX Dunes
The wildlife preserve sits just north of El Segundo yet remains unseen to many. El Segundo community member Darlene Gaston gives voice to what so many of us are thinking in her essay “Big Little Blue,” published last year in El Segundo Writes: A Collection of Writing from the Community. “Shouldn’t I have seen a blue… Continue reading Exploring the LAX Dunes
Volunteers Help Protect El Segundo Blue Butterfly on LAX Dunes
Pulling weeds and removing debris is how many volunteers spend their Saturday mornings once a month. They do this to help preserve the LAX Dunes One volunteer is Melodie Grubbs who works for The Bay Foundation. The foundation partners with Los Angeles World Airports to host these habitat restoration events. “When we remove some of… Continue reading Volunteers Help Protect El Segundo Blue Butterfly on LAX Dunes
Coastal Dune Community Stewardship Project: Year 3 Report
This report summarizes activities that occurred during Year 3 (1 July 2018 to 31 March 2019) as part of the Coastal Dune Community Stewardship Project (SC 15-110). The Coastal Dune Community Stewardship Project was awarded through the State Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast Grant Program in 2016. Over the course of Year 3, 208 volunteers… Continue reading Coastal Dune Community Stewardship Project: Year 3 Report
City of Manhattan Beach Letter of Support
The official letter extending support to The Bay Foundation from the City of Manhattan Beach in regards to the Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration project.
This LAX-Adjacent Ghost Town is Now ‘Priceless Coastal Real Estate’ for Rare Owls
When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy dunes and upscale lots that once dominated the path of planes taking off from Los Angeles International Airport. Today however, this 2-mile ghost town of vanished homes supports a growing list of… Continue reading This LAX-Adjacent Ghost Town is Now ‘Priceless Coastal Real Estate’ for Rare Owls