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King Tides 2020 Project in Malibu; PLUS…Update on Westward Beach / Zuma Sand Dunes Restoration Project

The Malibu Times – January 18, 2020

A group of locals interested in documenting sea level rise with photographs gathered at Westward Beach last Saturday to learn the ropes. The California King Tides Project—a partnership of the California Coastal Commission, state and federal agencies and nonprofit organizations since 2010—is an annual winter project where citizen scientists volunteer to take photos of the highest high tides of the year, known as King Tides.

PLUS:  The Bay Foundation described its Malibu Living Shoreline Project, which aims to restore three acres of sandy beach and dune habitat at Zuma Beach and Westward Beach (agencies call it “Point Dume Beach”)  in partnership with the City of Malibu, LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors and California State Coastal Conservancy:  “We’re evaluating the potential of restored dunes to grow, keep pace with sea level rise and protect structures from coastal flooding,” explained Karina Johnston, science director at nonprofit The Bay Foundation. …READ MORE