Beach Restoration

23,000 acres of dunes once existed along the Los Angeles coast, Santa Monica to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, but most have been flattened and groomed to make way for roads, homes, businesses, and beach recreation. Now, with impending threats of sea level rise, restoring coastal dunes could provide a timely buffer for protecting existing infrastructure along the coast. These living shoreline projects would not only protect against sea level rise and erosion but provide habitat for a multitude of critters and wildlife species. Learn more about our Beach Restoration Projects and read about California beach dunes in the LA Times.

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. 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

TBF is Resuming In-Person Events

Join us on September 22nd from 9am-11am for our Ballona Community Restoration Events. Registration is required and space is limited, registration 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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About 3 days ago from The Bay Foundation's Twitter

Happy National Estuaries Week!! The Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP) is 1/28 National Estuary Programs, dedicated to protecting and restoring water quality and the ecological integrity of estuaries of national significance. @RAEstuaries

About 5 days ago from The Bay Foundation's Twitter

Do you LOVE the Santa Monica Bay? If you are free this Saturday, 9/18, TBF will be helping to captain a @HealTheBay Coastal Cleanup Event Register today to help clean Venice Beach!

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Life in a Kelp Forest