Topanga Lagoon and Watershed Restoration Feasibility Study

Location: Los Angeles County

Project Type: Restoration Planning

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Riparian

Cost: $500,000

Area Affected: 41 acres

Project Footprint: 1,500 ft stream miles

Assembly District: 50

Senate District: 27

Congressional District: 33

Project Lead/Grantee:
CA Department of Parks and Recreation Angeles District (Jamie King 818-880-0373)

This project involved integrative and comprehensive planning that incorporated goals identified in the
Topanga State Park General Plan and built on previously completed work while also requiring
additional technical studies, stakeholder involvement, and coordinated design.

The Facilities Management Plan process had been identified as the next step towards establishing clear
property lines, responsibilities and interests of the three agencies with jurisdiction around the
lagoon area. The project supported a collaborative effort to develop detailed elements that resulted in a functional, self-sustaining lagoon that integrates all the associated goals of protecting cultural and historic resources, and providing visitor and recreational services to become the gateway to Topanga State Park.