Group organizing Malibu Lagoon weed cleanup

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Malibu Lagoon on June 24, 2013

The newly restored Malibu Lagoon is in need of some weeding maintenance, according to the Sierra Club Trail Crew. The group has scheduled a “much-needed” weeding expedition at Malibu Lagoon for Sat., July 27, at 8:30 a.m., according to Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society.

Mary Ann Webster, of the Sierra Club Trail Crew, asked those that like digging their fingers in the soil and those that like exercise to volunteer to help pull weeds at Malibu Lagoon.

The Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project, conducted by California State Parks, was completed earlier this year with the goal of creating better water circulation in the lagoon. The Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project’s website says “with better circulation, the lagoon will be able to cleanse itself naturally, which will allow cleaner water to return to the surf and attract a greater diversity of fish and bird species.”

Though the project was supposed to take four months to complete, the state received multiple permit extensions, and the lagoon reopened nine months after the project broke ground.

If you would like to volunteer, the Sierra Club Trail Crew will meet in the parking area of Malibu Lagoon Saturday morning. Volunteers do not have to be a part of the Sierra Club Trail Crew to volunteer, but Webster indicated to bring a lunch and water. Gloves and trowel-like tools are encouraged. Malibu Lagoon is located at Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, parking at the lagoon is $12.