Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project

Increasing the resiliency of three acres of Manhattan Beach to improve coastal protection and public engagement.

The Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project will enhance approximately three acres of the existing dunes along the Manhattan Beach shoreline from 36th to 28th Street and 26th to 23rd Street. This project will increase the resiliency of the shoreline through the implementation of nature-based protection measures, while serving as a model for the region and engaging the community through enhanced beach experiences, outreach, and education.

The restoration project will remove non-native plants and replace them with native vegetation by seeding and planting. The Bay Foundation will install sand fencing and wooden stakes to help capture and retain sand. Collectively, these restoration elements will allow windblown sand to accumulate over time. This project enhances habitat, provides for wildlife, and creates affordable natural areas that will help protect Manhattan Beach from climate change impacts such as sea level rise.

Project Partners: The Bay Foundation, City of Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, USC Sea Grant California Climate Investments- Cap and Trade Dollars at Work, Rios, Coastal Restoration Consultants, and California State Coastal Conservancy.

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The Manhattan Beach Restoration Project

March 4, 2022

The Manhattan Beach Restoration Project

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