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calendar icon Special Night Meeting of the SMALL CRAFT HARBOR COMMISSION - Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 pm - The special meeting agenda will include the Department of Beaches & Harbors' recreational boating objectives. Public comment is welcome. Please click the link above for details.
Agenda & Materials - available February 27, 2016

orange alert icon El Niño 2016 - Department of Beaches & Harbors' Preparation & Response to Winter Storms - Click the link above for details on how we are preparing for El Niño this winter, and also for resources on how to protect your home, including free sandbags.
Sandbags Available at Beach Locations - FREE   |  C.A.R.E. (Coordinated Agency Response Effort)   |  El Niño Safety Guide (Dept. of Public Works)   |  ALERT LA County   |  LA County's El Niño Online Resource Guide

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

Traffic cone logo DPW's Website on Marina del Rey's Public Infrastructure Improvements - The County’s ongoing program of public infrastructure improvements in Marina del Rey is designed to meet the long-term future needs of this world-renowned Los Angeles County destination with enhanced traffic flow and capacity, improved water and sewer systems, and the development of exciting new recreational opportunities.
Project Descriptions + Map

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