Press Releases

The Bay Foundation Offers Volunteers, Donors Variety of Events in Honor of Earth Month

April 4, 2017

The Bay Foundation (TBF) offers plenty of opportunity this Earth Month to support and learn about our projects that need volunteers all year long. The month features our regular restoration and monitoring volunteer events, as well as other outings to support TBF! We encourage everyone to head outdoors and help learn about and take care of our natural environment at least once during April.

To sign up for any Volunteer Events (LAX Dunes, Culver City Rain Gardens, Stone Canyon Creek, etc.), and Earth Day Yoga-on-the-Beach, please visit our Events Page….READ MORE

TBF to Work with Restaurants, Compost Hubs, Community to Address Methane through Table-to-Farm Composting for Clean Air

December 15, 2016

The Bay Foundation (TBF) will launch in 2017 its new “Table-to-Farm Composting for Clean Air” program, made possible by an Environmental Champions Grant from Southern California Gas. Engaging the community-based Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) as a partner, TBF’s pilot program will address methane generated by landfills by connecting restaurants with compost hubs, urban farms, and community gardens for a multifaceted food waste reduction program in the City of Inglewood.

This waste reduction program will tackle air quality and food security issues that impact disadvantaged communities by implementing these hands-on efforts: (a) organic waste recovery and composting partnerships with South L.A. farms and gardens, and (b) outreach about local food sourcing and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).

…TBF will use its unique connection with restaurants to ‘feed’ this program….READ MORE

TBF and the City of Santa Monica Partner on a Beach Restoration Pilot Project for the Future of our Beaches

December 1, 2016

The Bay Foundation (TBF), in partnership with the City of Santa Monica, announces the Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project. This project aims to transform an approximately three-acre section of existing sandy beach into a healthy, beautiful coastal ecosystem, to address coastal hazard risks while protecting and enhancing coastal resources, such as public beach access and recreation, natural shoreline habitat, and aesthetic values.

The installation will take three to four weeks beginning December 2016 and will include the installation of a low-lying, three-foot tall sand fence for protection and seeding of native beach plants. … The wide beaches of Santa Monica provide a valuable environmental and economic resource, receiving 17 million visitors annually. Seventy-two million people visit the beaches throughout LA County in a given year.

…The project will evaluate increased protection from sea level rise and erosion for coastal infrastructure and residences, while also providing a vital refuge for coastal vegetation species, invertebrates, and birds, which are locally rare. …READ MORE

TBF’s ‘Clean Bay Certified’ Program Includes Over 400 Restaurants in Santa Monica Bay Cities; Four New Cities Sign On

September 15, 2016


TBF’s 12th Coastal Cleanup Day Event (Sept. 17) Will Clean ‘Trash’ of the Plant World…Invasive Species; Event Coincides with ‘National Estuaries Week’ Kickoff 

August 30, 2016

TBF’s 2nd Annual Coastal Connections Event Celebrates the Coast at Pacific Park, Sept. 22, 2016; Tickets On-Sale

August 23, 2016

Free Mobile Pumpout Service for Boaters through August 31, Reduces Ocean Bacteria, Properly Disposes of Sewage Waste

June 21, 2016

Free Workshops Train SoCal Volunteer Dockwalkers to Guide Boaters in Boating Clean n’ Green

March 17, 2016

Coastal Commission Approves Permit for Community Iceplant Removal Project on Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve; Ballona Wetlands 5-Year Monitoring Report Confirms Need for Restoration

March 11, 2016

Laura Doss-Hertz Named to The Bay Foundation Board of Directors; Fran Diamond Reappointed

January 21, 2016

STATE OF THE BAY 2015 Five-Year Report Assesses Santa Monica Bay Habitat Improvements, Identifies Priority Areas for Restoration Work

January 7, 2016

Oceanside Gets State-of-the-Art Bilge Pumpout for Boaters; Ribbon-Cutting Oceanside Harbor Dec. 11th

November 17, 2015

Kate Vernez Named to The Bay Foundation Board of Directors

August 18, 2015

STATE OF THE BAY Conference on Sept. 9th Focuses on Water and Five-Year Progress on Restoring, Protecting Santa Monica Bay; California Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird to Keynote

August 13, 2015

The Bay Foundation’s New Grants Will Inform Climate Change Planning & Strategies for Santa Monica Bay

August 6, 2015

The Bay Foundation Helps Out on Phase 1 of Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing for Mountain Lions to Cross Freeways Safely

July 1, 2015

Comprehensive, Post-Restoration Monitoring Report of Malibu Lagoon Indicates Success Towards Project Goals

June 10, 2015

FREE Honey Pot Day Program Helps Boaters Properly Dispose of Sewage, Reduce Ocean Bacteria & Directly Affect Water Quality (Free service until 8/31)

May 19, 2015

The Bay Foundation to Present on Local Urban Ecology, Coastal Resilience Topics at Southern California Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting at LMU; SCAS Taps TBF for 2nd Board Member in 2 Years

May 5, 2015

The Bay Foundation Offers New Pollution Prevention Services for Boaters in So. California as Boating Season Launches

April 17, 2015

The Bay Foundation and LADWP’s Humorous Drought-Related Water Conservation Videos Hit Home with Public

April 14, 2015

SoCal Free Workshops Train Volunteer ‘Dockwalkers’ to Guide Boaters How to Keep Ocean and Waterways Clean

February 24, 2015

The Bay Foundation and LADWP Launch Energy and Water Conservation Program to Engage Public

January 21, 2015

First Year of Kelp Forest Restoration Off SoCal Coast Shows Successful Return of Kelp & Marine Life

November 19, 2014

Center for Santa Monica Bay Studies Launches Urban Coast Website Today

October 16, 2014

The Bay Foundation Conducts Comprehensive Study of Vegetation Distribution in Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve for Draft Environmental Report

October 15, 2014

The Bay Foundation Highlights Volunteer Opportunities, Program Details and Research on New Website

September 26, 2014

Sept. 20-27: Calling All Santa Monica Bay Residents & Recreators to #ToastTheCoast for ‘National Estuaries Week’

September 11, 2014

The Bay Foundation Hits the 10,000 Volunteer Hour Mark, Helps Transform Students into Active Scientists

September 4, 2014

TBF Hosts 10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 20 in MDR; Coincides with ‘National Estuaries Week’ Kickoff

August 25, 2014

Honey Pot Day 3-mo. Program Offers Free Mobile Sewage Pumpout Services for Boaters

June 17, 2014

The Bay Foundation Names Tom Ford as New Executive Director

June 10, 2014

First Steelhead Trout in Decades Spotted at Malibu Lagoon

May 27, 2014

TBF’s Victoria Ippolito Speaks at TEDxLSU on the Importance of Creating Oyster Hatcheries

May 15, 2014

Urban Wetlands Conservationist, Mark Abramson, Honored with National Wetlands Award

April 30, 2014

Southern California Boater’s Guide now available as an iPad App and Interactive E-Book

March 20, 2014

Annual Urban Coastal Research Symposium March 12 to Discuss Social & Economic Benefits of Coastal Resilience

February 13, 2013

“25 Days to Love the Bay”: Video-a-Day Shares Santa Monica Bay Stories from Surfers, an Architect, an Aquarium Director, Kids, Models & More

December 3, 2013

SMBRF 25th Anniversary Gala Debuts New Name & Logo:
THE BAY FOUNDATION; Over 200 Attend to Celebrate the Foundation, Honorees, the Santa Monica Bay, and Call to Action

October 22, 2013

SMBRF 25thAnniversary Gala on Oct. 17 to Highlight Stories of the Bay,
Local Sustainable Seafood;  Honorees include Mel Levine, David Nahai, Sen. Fran Pavley

October 10, 2013

Thousands to Toast the Coast Nationwide Sept. 28

September 23, 2013

SMBRF Hosts Only KAYAK Coastal Cleanup Day Event on Sept. 21 in Marina del Rey

August 29, 2013

SMBRC Hosts GOOD Exchange Global Citizenship Project Fellows at Malibu Lagoon

August 22, 2013

SMBRC and City of Malibu Congratulate Clean Bay Restaurants at City Council Meeting

August 13, 2013

Click here for the Clean Bay Eats project page.

Kelp Forest Restoration Off Southern California Coast to Serve as International Model

July 23, 2013

Click here for the project page.

Hundreds of Certified ‘Clean Bay Restaurants’ across Los Angeles Coastal Cities Address Stormwater Pollution

July 10, 2013

Click here for the project page.

SMBRC and Culver City Win LA County Green Leadership Award for Rain Barrel Program

April 24, 2013

Honey Pot Unlimited 3-mo. Pilot Program Offers FREE Mobile Sewage Pumpout Services Exclusively for Del Rey Yacht Club Members; Program Hopes to Encourage Longterm Commitment

March 1, 2013

SMBRC Executive Director Named Chair of National Estuary Programs

February 21, 2013

Newly Certified Clean Bay Restaurants in Redondo Beach

January 18, 2013

Laurie Newman Named President of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation

December 7, 2012