Stay Connected to Your Bay
L.A.: W. Snowy Plover Nesting Hot Spot
This summer, Oriana Strieleman, a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University, is interning with TBF and working on a research project documenting the recent discovery of the federally-threatened western snowy plover nest sites. The first discovered nest was on the Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project site (Los Angeles Times). These tiny shorebirds haven’t nested in L.A. County for nearly 70 years! Oriana’s project will document nest site conditions at Santa Monica beach, Malibu Lagoon State beach, and Dockweiller beach and investigate possible reasons the plovers have decided to nest in L.A. this year.
CC3 is Coming 9/28!
Join us again for Coastal Connections 3, our annual support event, on Sept. 28 at Pacific Park on the famed Santa Monica Pier to celebrate our Bay, reflect on our year of work, adventures and partnerships, and preview upcoming projects!
We’re also proud to be recognizing these special honorees:
* The must-see film “A Plastic Ocean”, which vividly depicts the global plastic pollution crisis.
* Loyola Marymount University, our research partner in the Center for Santa Monica Bay Studies since 2008, where we conduct studies, engage student volunteers and interns in our work, and publish our peer reviewed journal Urban Coast.
* Both the Pasadena and Santa Monica Patagonia Stores, which have been so supportive of TBF via grants and dedicating employees to our restoration efforts.
The evening is a family event – adults and children welcome! Enjoy delicious food and beverages, a brief program, pier entertainment, and a wide range of friends and supporters.