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Document icon 2017 Summer Use License (SUL) Applications - accepted September 6 -30, 2016 - 2017 Summer Use License applications are being accepted now through September 30, 2016.
SUL Workshop Presentation   |  SUL Workshop FAQ

notice icon UPDATE on Notice: Dredging in Marina del Rey - Starts December 12, 2016 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a five-month dredging effort at the north entry of Marina del Rey starting December 12 (postponed from December 5, due to unfavorable weather). Boaters are encouraged to use the harbor’s south entrance for the duration of the project. Click above for further details.

notice icon Notice of 2016 Tree Maintenance & Removal in Marina del Rey - The Department of Beaches and Harbors currently is conducting tree maintenance throughout Marina del Rey, which largely consists of tree trimming and are expected to continue through December. Click the links for further details.
Notice of Tree Maintenance & Removal   |  Tree Removal Map   |  Tree Removal Photos

press release icon Department of Beaches & Harbors | PRESS RELEASE: Maintenance Vehicle Strikes Man on Beach
Nov 4, 2016  - A beach maintenance vehicle struck and injured a man on Venice Beach today. Click on the link below for the full press release.
Press Release

Beach Access Icon Beach Access Mats - BEACH ACCESS MATS now available at Will Rogers, Topanga and Zuma beach locations. The 5-feet wide mats will be available 7 days a week and help to increase beach access for wheelchair users.
Map to Beach Access Mats & Wheelchairs

press release icon Beach Commission Supports Measure A to Fund Parks & Beaches
Oct 26, 2016  - The Los Angeles County Beach Commission today voted to support Measure A, a November ballot proposal that Commissioners said would “preserve, protect and improve” the County’s iconic beaches.

Heal the Bay logo 2015-16 Annual Beach Report Card - Health the Bay's annual Beach Report Card (BRC) has been updated for 2015-16. Look up water quality at L.A. County beaches using the interactive online Beach Report Card to get the weekly updated grades, and even download a mobile app for your iPhone or Android.
Online Interactive Beach Report Card - updated weekly   |  Heal the Bay website   |  2015-16 Report Card

Minimum Wage Increase. Minimum Wage Increase
Jul 5, 2016  - Employees in unincorporated areas of LA County will see gradual increases in the hourly minimum wage rate over the next several years. The minimum wage for workers of large businesses changed to $10.50 on 7/1/16 and employees of small businesses are slated to receive the same increase on 7/1/17. The minimum wage rate will top off at $15.00 on 7/1/20 and 7/1/21 for large and small business employees, respectively. Please see link to flyer for details.

notice icon Marina del Rey Wetland Park Restoration Project
Jul 8, 2016  - The Department of Beaches & Harbors is pleased to announce that work will begin on the wetland restoration project at Via Marina and Tahiti Way in Marina del Rey in July, and completion is expected by the end of the year. Initial work will result in no road closures or traffic detours. Click the link above for more details.

notice icon Zonker Harris Accessway CLOSED FOR REPAIR
Jun 27, 2016  - Malibu’s Zonker Harris beach accessway closed on June 17, 2016, as a result of surf-related damage (see photos). The 200-foot-long ramp at 22670 Pacific Coast Highway sustained damage at about the halfway mark, leaving it impassable. The entire concrete ramp will remain closed through summer, and until necessary reconstruction work is completed. Please check here and on the DBH Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the ramp’s reconstruction.
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