Kelp Forest Restoration

Kelp forests off the southern California coast are known to be some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world. They provide habitat and food for over 700 species of algae, invertebrates, and fish. Over the past 100 years, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has lost approximately 80% of its giant kelp canopy cover. To date, TBF has restored 56.88 acres of kelp forests off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Learn more about our Kelp Forest Restoration Project.

COVID-19 Update

To do our part and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, The Bay Foundation is following guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.  Accordingly, all in-person volunteer events have been postponed until further notice. Meetings or trainings will be held through virtual formats.  Check our social media and website for the most up to date event info.  For any questions regarding upcoming events, please reach out to us by phone or email.  Thank you for doing your part to help flatten the curve.  Stay safe, stay well. 

Current Events

Save the Date

The Bay Foundation Board of Directors annual public meeting will be held virtually on June 9th at 10am. Meeting details and agenda can be viewed here.


Black Lives Matter

The Bay Foundation stands in solidarity with the Black community in demanding justice and taking action against systemic racism. TBF is committed to recognize and confront racism in all aspects of our work. We acknowledge there is learning to be done to be a better ally with racial justice organizations working to make change right now.
Learn more and get involved here.

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The Bay Foundation is excited to announce its first public volunteer event since March 2020! 😀 Please join us on Wednesday, August 11th at the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. Capacity is limited, so please register at See you there! 👋

Last week from The Bay Foundation's Twitter

Have you ever heard of marine composting toilets? Check out this video to learn how they work and some of their benefits and disadvantages to find out if it's right for you 🚽🍃 Special thanks to @Boat_California

Last week from The Bay Foundation's Twitter

Want to learn more about Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)? 🌊 Watch this video to get clear on MPAs and also learn how you can make a positive impact on the oceans you enjoy recreating in ➡️ Special thanks to @OPC_California & @CoastalQuest

About 3 weeks ago from The Bay Foundation's Twitter

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Video Spotlight

Life in a Kelp Forest