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Coastal Cleanup Day 2023

The City of Malibu is joining with Heal the Bay to captain Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 at Westward Beach on September 23, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. On this day, thousands of people unite to keep the ecosystems thriving while deepening a sense of reciprocity for safe, healthy, and clean water. All are invited to join in and volunteer to make an impact.


Sign up to volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 at Westward Beach on September 23 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Eventbrite.

In an effort to protect the environment and create a zero-waste beach cleanup, all volunteers are requested to:

  • Bring a bucket or bag to collect beach rubbish
  • Bring reusable garden gloves to pick up trash
  • Walk, bike, carpool, or use public transportation to the site
  • Bring filled reusable water bottles
  • Bring sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)

Everyone must sign a waiver. All adults, including Individuals and those registered as part of a group, must present proof of signing a digital waiver online, bring a signed copy, or sign a waiver at the cleanup.


The City is in the process of completing a Coastal Vulnerability Assessment to gain more information on sea level rise. This assessment will determine the vulnerability and projected impacts of sea level rise in Malibu for the short-term, mid-term, and long-term. Developing a better understanding of what is at risk and identifying potential solutions represents a proactive approach that will help the City and community plan for coastal impacts from sea-level rise.

Get Involved

The City will include community input in its decisions related to sea-level rise. The first public workshop to be scheduled in fall 2023.  

  1. Milestones
  2. Resources
  • October 2019 - Project begins
  • Fall 2020 - Assessment delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Spring 2023 - Project resumes with a focus on public workshops
PCH Malibu Coast


The City has partnered with The Bay Foundation and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors on the Malibu Living Shoreline Project.

The Project will restore three acres of sandy beach and dune habitat at Zuma and Point Dume County Beaches, providing a cost-effective and low-impact solution to increase the resiliency of the beach shorelines.

Project Goals

  • Increase the resiliency of the shoreline through the restoration of sandy beach and foredune habitat
  • Implement landscape protection measures against sea level rise and coastal storms
  • Increase engagement of the community through enhanced beach experiences, outreach, and education
Project Sites Overview- Zuma Lagoon and Point Dume
Zuma Lagoon_Before
Zuma Lagoon_After
Point Dume_Before
Point Dume_After

Blue City Certification


The non-profit organization Project O certified the City of Malibu as a “Blue City” in 2021 through the Blue City Network, a certification process using a data-driven approach to assessing communities’ efforts towards protecting our world’s oceans. The Blue City Network is a coalition of communities from around the world that collaborate in their ongoing quest to become true champions of the environment. Malibu completed a thorough assessment of its current environmental initiatives and programs and is ranked in the Ocean Champion Tier.

“We’re honored to welcome Malibu as the newest member of the Blue City Network. This certification proves that Malibu has taken measurable action through policy and conservancy to protect the ocean & waterways” 

-Evelina Marchetti, Project O Executive Director of Operations