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Watch Our Recent Public Meeting

The RCD, along with project stakeholders from CA State Parks, CalTrans, LA County of Beaches & Harbors and Lee Andrews Group held a Public Information Meeting on June 17th, 2023. 

Presenters updated the community on where the project stands today, recent planning developments, alternative restoration designs and the vision for the future of Topanga Lagoon and Beach. Watch a recording of the presentation via the link below. 

Technical Advisory Committee Meets

Sixty-six members of the Topanga Lagoon Restoration Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met on April 27th, 2023 to review the draft project analyses and provide expert guidance on regulatory considerations, prioritize conflicting goals for restoration, and identify any deficiencies. The project team is grateful for the time and expertise provided by the TAC. It truly takes a village!

TAC Presentation: Topanga Lagoon Project Area ancestral lands of Gabrielino Tongva. Meeting held April 27, 2023.

Topanga Lagoon in the News

Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project tries to balance endangered fish, PCH traffic & more

Spectrum 1 interviewed John Ota & Barbara Tejada from CA State Parks alongside RCD biologist, Jamie King, to discuss the future of the Topanga Lagoon Restoration.

Where CA's Remarkably Wet Year is Bringing Welcome Recovery

“Breathing in the rain-scrubbed air and absorbing the splendor of Topanga Creek, as it danced and pooled before her eyes, Rosi Dagit had to smile.

“This is like heaven for a steelhead, ” said Dagit…

Bring the Trout Home: Will Steelhead Return to Malibu Creek?

“Biologist Rosi Dagit dreams of seeing the Southern California steelhead trout return to the creeks of the Santa Monica Mountains.”

Read the full article and discover why restoring creeks (and lagoons) can be immensely beneficial for our local endangered salmonid.

Topanga Lagoon Restoration Boosted by $4.9M State Grant

Read more about the latest grant awarded to the RCD aimed at restoring Topanga Lagoon.

CA Wildlife Conservation Board Funds 25 Environmental Improvement Projects

Check out this article which briefly mentions funding awarded to restore Topanga Lagoon, among other amazing efforts to restore natural habitat across California.

Topanga Lagoon Restoration Identified as a Key Project in 2022 Department of Beaches & Harbors Sustainability Roadmap!

Jump to Page 18 in the April 2023 Beach Commission Meeting Agenda to read more via the link below!