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NOTICE ICON - ORANGE NOTICE - Marvin Braude Bike Trail @ Admiralty Way & Washington Closed APRIL 27-29, 2016 - Part of the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, located between Admiralty Way and Washington Blvd., will be temporarily closed April 27-29, for the placement of new pavement and striping. Also, the new walking path along the bike trail will be opened to pedestrians starting on April 27. Please walk your bikes on the new walking path. Any questions or concerns, contact Vincent Yu at (626) 300-3203 or vyu@dpw.lacounty.gov

survey icon 2016 Marina del Rey Boater Survey - Attention Marina del Rey Boaters! Please help us improve boating services & environmental education in Marina del Rey harbor by completing our boating survey. Your input is greatly appreciated!

information icon New Big Blue Bus Route 16 to Marina del Rey - Weekdays, starting February 22 - Travelling to Marina del Rey has never been easier! Look out for Big Blue Bus' new Route 16, offering week-day only service between West Los Angeles (@ Wilshire & Bundy) and Marina del Rey; or stay on Route 1 with extended service south from Venice (Main St. and Windward Ave.) to Marina del Rey. Click on the links below to see detailed route maps and start planning your trip today!
Route 16 (West L.A. to Marina del Rey) - effective 2-22-16   |  Route 1 (UCLA. to Marina del Rey)

Document icon Summer Use License Applications Accepted on First-Come, First-Served Basis (Starting March 2016) - Use Licenses will be awarded to qualified operators on a first-come, first-served basis provided all applicable fees are paid and all application and minimum safety requirements are met. A maximum of five Use Licenses per operator, including any other Use License(s) obtained from the Department. Yearly summer use license applications will not be accepted until MARCH 2016.
Use License Application and Instructions

Heal the Bay logo 2014-15 Annual Beach Report Card - Health the Bay's annual Beach Report Card (BRC) shows summertime water quality at L.A. County beaches is improving, with Dockweiler Beach receiving an A. Visit the BRC online to get the weekly updated grades, and even download a mobile app for your iPhone or Android.
Online Interactive Beach Report Card - updated weekly   |  Health the Bay website   |  2014-15 Report Card

Alert LA County logo "Alert LA County" Emergency Notification System - "Alert LA County" is a new emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages regarding emergencies or critical situations and information on necessary actions, such as evacuations.
Alert LA County Registration   |  Alert LA County - FAQ   |  

Bird logo Building a Better Oxford Basin
May 27, 2015  - LA County has re-envisioned the 56 year old basin to be a regional destination for public recreation & observing nature, while reducing flood risk, improving water quality, and establishing high-quality habitat. This $13 million project will increase flood protection and provide cleaner water, park like amenities, and a vibrant native plant habitat. The target for completion of this project is Spring 2016.
DPW NewsWorks Article on Oxford Basin   |  Oxford Basin Project Details

Take note icon Anchorage 47 Slip Transition and Implementation Plan - The Department of Beaches and Harbors is preparing for the long-awaited reconstruction project for our docks near Burton Chace Park, tentatively slated to begin August 2015. Please click the link above to view our Slip Transition and Implementation Plan for our boaters.

Clean harbors logo BOATERS - Help Keep Marina del Rey and Santa Monica Bay CLEAN! - The Department of Beaches and Harbors has partnered with the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation to create a proposed “Clean Harbors” outreach effort designed to raise public and boater awareness about their connection to water quality issues affecting Marina del Rey, as well as to mitigate water quality degradation by influencing the behavior of marina users through workshops and targeted publications.
Clean Harbors Poster   |  Scope of Work & Deliverables   |  Clean Boating Tips

 Traffic cone logo Marina del Rey 18-inch Waterline Replacement Phase IIIB
Dec 18, 2014  - Construction of the Marina del Rey 18-Inch Waterline Replacement Phase IIIB project began on December 15, 2014 and is anticipated to end in August 2015. This project will include both vehicular and bicycle detours throughout the duration of construction. Construction hours will be from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Temporary Bicycle Lane Detour Plan   |  Project Description

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