Malibu Wins Water Quality Improvement Award for Legacy Park
Praise and acclaim continue to shower Malibu Legacy Park, as the centerpiece of the City's $50 million commitment to improving ocean water quality has won the Water Quality Improvement Award administered by the Water Environment Federation.
This prize marks the seventh major award for Legacy Park in the past year. The park now holds an impressive array of commendations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers' prestigious Project of the Year Award.
"We thank the Water Environment Federation for recognizing our commitment to environmental stewardship and education," Malibu Mayor Laura Rosenthal said. "The creation of Legacy Park is one of the many ways the City has proven its dedication to helping create a cleaner environment and to protecting the health of our nearly 13,000 residents and approximately 15 million annual visitors who enjoy Malibu beaches."
Completed in October 2010, Legacy Park transformed 15 acres in the heart of Malibu into a central park that has proven to be the most ambitious and innovative stormwater and urban runoff project in California.
The Water Quality Improvement Award celebrates Legacy Park as a multi-benefit project. This state-of-the-art project improves water quality to Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon and nearby beaches by capturing up to 2.6 million gallons per day of stormwater and urban runoff for treatment and disinfection, and using that captured and treated stormwater to offset potable water usage. The creation of Legacy Park also restored and developed important native coastal habitats, while creating open space for passive recreation and environmental education. It offers a living learning center, informational kiosks, an outdoor classroom, a cultural interpretive center and numerous other features to provide information and education about flora and fauna along the Southern California coast.
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