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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🔊Calling all California Anglers & Boaters! Did you know an #MPA is an area of the marine environment designated to protect marine life, marine habitats, and cultural resources? They can even rebuild marine life populations, including those of economic value!🐟

Last week from The Bay Foundation's Twitter

In celebration of #WorldOceansDay we look back to 2013 when the Palos Verdes Kelp Project began. TBF & partners have restored over 56 acres of kelp forest off the peninsula bringing back biodiversity, fishing opportunity, and resiliency to our coast 🌊

About 2 weeks ago from The Bay Foundation's Twitter

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Video Spotlight

Life in a Kelp Forest