Timeline of the project
The 1st 3 years will be the
stage that will prepare the site for its transformation and the stage with the
greatest noticeable change.
11/23/03 (Permits approved) – End of 1st Stage 11/23/06
The 2nd stage will primarily
address the cosmetic appearance of the area and the upland trail.
11/24/06 – End of 2nd Stage 11/24/07
The 3rd and final stage will
primarily deal with the construction of the bay trail
11/25/07 – End of 3rd and Final Stage 11/25/08
Check List of Activities
- 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.
Main 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)
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:
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.
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.
- 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.
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)
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:
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)
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.
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
*Updated Layout Map
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.
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.
interpretive boards will be developed and placed around trail 1.
The board topics are as followed:
location map, with the ability to be updated as the existing trails are
added, 1 (L15).
of the zones of the salt marsh ecosystem, 4 (K17).
Birds of the salt marsh, divided up into seasons showing common birds per
season, 2 (L11).
of the salt marsh, describing animals that are easily visible from the
main trail,3 (K15).
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.
of an Osprey platform.
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
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
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:
and explanation of osprey platforms.
and explanation tree swallows boxes.
and explanation green head flytraps.