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Message from the Bay Foundation Board President Laurie Newman

Laurie NewmanIn the not so distant past, Angelenos breathed unhealthy air, Santa Monica Bay was a virtual dead zone, and access to outdoor recreation was minimal in the urban
 environment.

The Bay Foundation (TBF) and the implementation of the Bay Restoration Plan have made massive improvements to the human and environmental health of the region.

There are nearly two million people living in the Santa Monica Bay Watershed stretching from Ventura County to Palos Verdes, from the Santa Monica Mountains and Griffith Park, to Baldwin Hills and out to the sea. TBF serves
 the entire Santa Monica Bay Watershed including millions of visitors, and the more than 5,000 species of animals, fish, birds, and plants that also make their home here.

I joined TBF’s Board of Directors because I understand its unique role
 as the hub of science and policy for this region. Working collaboratively with the Santa
 Monica Bay Restoration Commission, and many excellent and thoughtful leaders,
The Bay Foundation has the distinction of overseeing and implementing the Bay Restoration Plan.

TBF continues to provide leadership, technical expertise, hands-on research, integrated planning and restoration activities to achieve our environmental goals. With an impeccable track record, TBF is broadening its support and building new relationships that will allow us to increase our successes.

Please think about what the environmental health of the region means to you, and to all residents, visitors, schools, and businesses that make up our community. If you’re like me, you value clean air and water, open space and parks, and initiatives that sustain our economy and environment. Please join me in support of The Bay Foundation’s work with a tax-deductible gift today. Thank you.