Stay Connected to Your Bay
SM Beaches Offer Great Opportunity
The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project, a partnership of The Bay Foundation and The City of Santa Monica, aims to return a healthy and beautiful ecosystem to an approximately three acre section of beach. The project will evaluate ‘soft’ low-cost natural shore protection from sea-level rise and storms while providing public benefits and enhancing natural resource values.
One Santa Monica resident eloquently stated her hope for a “ribbon of natural plants and terrain all along the beach.”
Planning through Vulnerability Assessment
We are passionate about Santa Monica Bay, where we live, work and play. We also believe in planning, so everyone may continue to enjoy our coastline for many years to come.
The Bay Foundation (TBF), with support from the SMBRC, was awarded an EPA grant in 2016 to conduct a broad, risk-based, Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) of the objectives in the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP’s) Bay Restoration Plan (BRP), our guiding document. The Final Report from the CCVA project is now posted HERE. The Report identifies risks associated with individual objectives and goals in the BRP. Additionally, it identifies strengths and weaknesses of existing objectives to manage and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The results from this project will be used to develop climate change adaptation strategies and directly inform the revision of SMBNEP’s BRP to be completed by 2019.
We consider the Report to be something of a living product that can have new models, additional risks, and vulnerability revisions altered over time as new information becomes available.