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information notice icon Playa del Rey Sand Berm Information - On October 1, 2015, the Department of Beaches and Harbors filed an application with the California Coastal Commission to include a 1,300-foot extension to its seasonal sand berm on the beach in Playa del Rey. Below are links to documents related to the application filing.
Coastal Development Permit Application   |  Berm Application Justification   |  Culver Blvd. + Trolleyway Berm Map   |  Notice of Pending Permit Application

LA Sanitation Dept Logo Aging Discharge System at Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant to be Renovated: September 21 - October 26 - The renovation of the five-mile outfall will occur September 21 to October 26, with crews working 24/7 to complete the project. During the five-week renovation project, LA Sanitation will divert the treated effluent to the one-mile outfall. As a further precaution, this treated wastewater discharged through the one-mile outfall will have a higher concentration of chlorine, which when combined with the ocean seawater may result in a non-toxic film on the water surface.
Project Website   |  City of L.A. Bureau of Sanitation Website

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

Document icon Summer Use License Applications Accepted on First-Come, First-Served Basis (Starting March 2015) - 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 2015.
Use License Application and Instructions

 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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