Timeline of the project

l      The 1st 3 years will be the stage that will prepare the site for its transformation and the stage with the greatest noticeable change.

l      11/23/03 (Permits approved) End of 1st Stage 11/23/06

l      The 2nd stage will primarily address the cosmetic appearance of the area and the upland trail.

l      11/24/06 End of 2nd Stage 11/24/07

l      The 3rd and final stage will primarily deal with the construction of the bay trail 

l      11/25/07 End of 3rd and Final Stage 11/25/08

Check List of Activities


 At Year One (Appendix B) *Updated Layout Map

  1. Town personnel, upon purchase and delivery of supplies, will install the chain link fence.  The six-foot high fence will be place six inches back from the establish sidewalk.    Installation of a 534ft six-foot high chain link fence (black fabric) with two gates along Lido Boulevard.
    1. Under constructionMain gateway (M13) will be created at the existing traffic signal, in front of the Malibu Town Park, to provide a safe entry and exit. The gate will have 2 lanes and be 60ft long. Roadway from gate to lot will be 247ft long. (Lat: 40.5921255009 Long: -73.5966255196)
    2. An entrance only gate (M17) will be placed at the existing curb cut on the east side of the property.  A second 60ft gate with a 129ft roadway will lead to the lot. (Lat: 40.5921347325 Long: -73.5951080600)
  2. The two roadways and parking lot will be graded with the use of town operated heavy equipment.  The soil compaction will be restricted to the historically filled zone to limit the ill effects to the surrounding fringe zone.  The construction of a porous 20 car parking lot with two connecting driveways leading to and for Lido Blvd.  107 ft x 64ft, 28 ft from sidewalk and 180ft from tidal wetland. (Lat: 40.5923058894 Long: -73.5957223941).  The two roadways and the parking lot will be finished either with natural stone and/or stone shell blend. 
  3. The construction of a berm (M13, M14, M15) will extend from the south side of the parking lot to the fence line.  The berm will be 3 feet off the fence line to provide a mowing strip and 335ft x 17ft x 6ft, between the to gates.  The berm will be developed from the spoils from the parking lot and additional outside fill.  The berm will then be planted with native upland shrubs such as Bayberry, Myrica pennsylvanica, Seaside Rose, Rosa rugosa, Beach Plum, Prunus maritima.  The northern edge, between the berm and the parking lot, Pitch Pine, Pinus rigida will be planted roughly 8 ft apart.
  4. The rudimentary trail system (M13, L12, L11, K12, K13, K14, K15, K16) of approximately 900 feet will be constructed by the grading of the existing mogals from past dirt bike usage.  This operation will be carefully done with light tractors to minimize damage to the neighboring high marsh zone.  The spoils from this activity will be used to increase and define two overlooks at opposite ends of the trail. 
    1. Western earthen platform (L12) will be placed at the NW corner of the upland zone.  The structure will be a graduated to 8ft high taking up a 32ft x 97ft area. (Lat: 40.5927615797 Long: -73.5952227477).  *(Modified, extending eastward along upland zone)
    2. Eastern earthen platform (K16, 17)  will be placed at the NE corner of the upland zone.  The structure will be a graduated to 8ft high taking up an 88ft x 77ft area. (Lat: 40.5925816091 Long: -73.5970737841). 

The restroom trail (K17, J18, J19, J20, J21) will be created just east of the East Overlook.  A wooden stair structure will lead down from the overlook and connect to a trail of approximately 400 feet in length that will lead to the restrooms at the West Marina facility (I21).  *(Modified, extending eastward into a gentle meandering slope)

  1. Poor draining area, 108ft x 60ft will be raised 3ft. (Lat: 40.5925213919 Long: -73.5965199288) with the spoils from the construction of the roadways and parking lot (L12, L13). This is a confirmed fresh water mosquito breeding area.  If more clean fill is needed, it will be trucked in from an authorized dealer.  The area will then be supplemented with Pitch Pine Pinus rigida to enhance the current native plant species.   
  2. Upland to fringe access graded slope of 15ft x 20ft (Lat: 40.5928353087 Long: -73.5954745670).  This will allow easy access to the fringe zone for cleaning and maintaining of the tidal wetland by authorized personnel.

*Updated Layout Map

At Year Three (Appendix C)

  1. The reconditioning of a second already existing trail (L11, L10, L9, L8, K7, K6, L5,M5, M4, M3, L3) located off the west side of the existing trail.  The trail will be widened to eight feet and approximately 900 feet long.  At the end of the path, an elevated platform 18ft wide x 12ft long x 5ft high complete with two benches.  This location provides an excellent vista. 
  2. Once the trail has been groomed to eight feet wide an effort will be initiated to clean debris from in and around the trail and adjoining tidal creeks; for example, tires, washed up lumber, drift debris, etc.  The process will be limited to the use of town Marsh Cat equipped with trailers along with light duty pickups.  This will limit any additionally disturbance of existing wildlife friendly plant species.
  3. Four interpretive boards will be developed and placed around trail 1.  The board topics are as followed:
    1. Descriptive location map, with the ability to be updated as the existing trails are added, 1 (L15).
    2. Plants of the zones of the salt marsh ecosystem, 4 (K17).
    3. Common Birds of the salt marsh, divided up into seasons showing common birds per season, 2 (L11).
    4. Animals of the salt marsh, describing animals that are easily visible from the main trail,3 (K15).
  4. Twelve tree swallow boxes will constructed from specified plans of existing successful swallow boxes within the town of Hempstead.  The boxes will be scattered throughout the property at random.
  5. Erection of an Osprey platform.

At Year Five (Appendix D)

  1. The third proposed trail (K7-C7) would be constructed along the central upland zone of the property.  The process will include the minimal use of heavy equipment to create an 8 ft wide trail.  The three cutouts before the end will approximately be 10x10 feet and spread 150 feet apart.  In these areas, benches made of recycled plastic will be used as rest areas. 
  2. As you continue down the trail you will end up in another 20x10 foot clearing with an elevated platform (C6, C7).  The platform will be 12 feet high and 10x10 ft in dimension.  When the platform is completed two all-weather Mark II Automatic Focus Binoculars will be acquired either with town funds or donations from local conservation groups.  They will then be mounted to the floor of the platform along with two benches.
  3. A fifth interpretive board will be added to the existing four.  It will be located on the elevated platform (C6, C7).  The information will include the following:
    1. Description and explanation of osprey platforms.
    2. Description and explanation tree swallows boxes.
    3. Description and explanation green head flytraps.