Las Flores Creek Restoration

Location: Los Angeles County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Riparian, sedimentation

Date Completed: 2008

Cost: $2,800,000

Area Affected: 3.5 acres

Project Footprint: 2,400 ft stream miles

Assembly District: 41

Senate District: 23

Congressional District: 33

Project Lead/Grantee:
City of Malibu (Barbara Cameron, 310-457-2000)

This project restored approximately one half miles of Las Flores Creek in Malibu, including exotic plant removal, bank stabilization, and riparian habitat enhancement. The restoration of Las Flores Creek Park is designed as an environmentally beneficial project. So, in addition to the extensive habitat and floodplain restoration, all efforts are geared to reducing environmental impact: permeable surfaces will be used to avoid run-off into the creek, an advanced onsite wastewater treatment system will be used for the public restrooms and as much local building material as possible will be recycled.

The restoration plan is a gentle correction that will enhance fish, as well as human, habitat. This will be accomplished by installing natural rock structures and bioengineering features like willow cuttings jointed with rocks and willow plantings, a native vegetation.