Save Malibu! Breach the Malibu Lagoon at the top of the point.

Save Malibu! Breach the Malibu Lagoon at the top of the point.

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wes Garfield started this petition to U.S National Park Services

This is a petition to call on the city of Malibu, California State Parks, and the National Park Service to forcibly breach the Malibu lagoon at the top of the point (“3rd point”) with optimal timing around February/March.  

Breaching the lagoon at the top of the point will restore the lagoon and associated sand and sediment to its natural flow, improve the ecosystem, save the historic Ahmanson house from erosion, and improve the ocean topography from 3rd point to 1st point.  Breaching the lagoon when it is “full” will allow the water to work and naturally restore and amend the failed restoration projects lagoon topography. 

Further, this only requires minimal effort and needs to be a repeated for a few years, as breaching the lagoon in the correct location will reroute the flow to encourage the lagoon to breach at the top of the point with minimal human intervention in the future.  After the failed “lagoon restoration project” (“Project”) was completed, the lagoon has been breaching in the middle of 1st point / Surfrider beach every winter.  This is an unnatural direction that is the result of poor planning during the above mentioned Project.  This results in unusual sediment and sand dumping into Malibu, threatening a Historic Site that is protected by the National Park Service, (Department of Interior).  (The 160-acre Malibu Historic District is entirely composed of public property and includes: the First Point, Second Point, and Third Point surf breaks, the Malibu Pier, and portions of both Surfrider and Malibu Lagoon State Beaches. The immediate area of eastern Malibu now has three periods of California's cultural history represented in the National Register: the Chumash Humaliwo village site; Stiles O. Clements' Adamson House; and now the Malibu Historic District).

The poor planning and execution of the Lagoon Restoration Project is evidenced not only by the lagoon breaching into the ocean at the wrong location, but also the  1,000s of fish that were found dead and rotting in the Lagoon in the summer of 2018.  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-malibu-creek-fish-20180827-story.html 

Allowing the lagoon to continue to breach in the middle of 1st point, rather than at the top of the point will continues to put the Adamson House, ecosystem, and the protected surf location at serious risk, destroying the historic, ecological and economic benefits the Malibu Historic District brings to California.

 Please sign my petition to force the city of Malibu, California State Parks, and the National Park Service to breach the Malibu lagoon at the top of the point.

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