What is an ASBS?

The Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) are coastal areas designated by the State of California where fragile biological and marine communities must be protected. Malibu is adjacent to ASBS No. 24 (designated in 1974), which stretches from Latigo Point to Laguna Point. The regulations set forth by the State to protect these coastal habitats are intended to maintain natural water quality standards by preventing pollution from entering the ASBS.

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1. What is an ASBS?
2. Can I irrigate my landscaping?
3. Is car washing or watering outdoor plants prohibited?
4. What can I do to prevent runoff and protect the ASBS?
5. What is an Ocean Friendly Garden?
6. What is the City doing to protect ASBS #24?
7. How is the ASBS regulated?