Press Releases

The Bay Foundation Enhances Boater Program with Vital Marine Protected Area Education

July 8, 2021

The Bay Foundation’s (TBF) Boater Education and Outreach Program (BEP) is adding Marine Protected Area (MPA) education into its programming. The goal is to increase the knowledge of MPAs and compliance with associated regulations across Southern California’s growing and evolving recreational boating and angling communities, whose actions can easily impact the health of the ocean environment. To increase access to the program, several educational resources are now provided in both English and Spanish. …READ MORE

Congress Moves to Invest in the Nation’s Estuaries

February 2, 2021

Congress reaffirmed its support and strong commitment to the National Estuary Program, a time tested, non-regulatory program that enables communities to restore and protect the bays and estuaries they call home. The Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP), a partnership between the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and The Bay Foundation, is one of 28 “estuaries of national significance” along every coast that will benefit directly from legislation approved by Congress. It was strongly supported by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and 48 California Representatives…

…“These actions demonstrate a clear recognition by Congress of the economic and environmental value of our nation’s estuaries and coasts,” said Lexie Bell, Chair of the national nonprofit Association of National Estuary Programs, established in 1995 to bring the National Estuary Programs together for collaboration and shared learning. …READ MORE

The Energy Coalition’s Craig Perkins Joins The Bay Foundation Board of Directors

December 16, 2020

The Bay Foundation added three Board of Directors members – two new, one returning – during 2020. Craig Perkins, President and Executive Director of The Energy Coalition, was named to the Board in November. Earlier in the year, Santa Monica College’s Alex Tower joined for her first term on the Board, and Francine Diamond has been reappointed. …READ MORE

TBF’s 6th Coastal Connections to be Two-Part Event, Live Streamed Sept. 1/Oct. 1, Honoring Filmmaker Jason Wise and LA County Sup. Sheila Kuehl

July 1, 2020

COVID-19 Highlights Honey Pot Day’s Safe, No-Contact Method for Boaters to Keep Local Waters Clean

July 1, 2020

Free Eco-Education Workshops: Dockwalkers Help Boaters Keep Pollution Out of the Ocean

March 4, 2020

The Bay Foundation Continues Partnership with Los Angeles World Airports to Restore the LAX Dunes

November 20, 2019

The Bay Foundation Award-Winning ‘Pumpout Nav App’ for Boaters Includes Personalized Profiles, New Resources and More

November 7, 2019

Final Comprehensive Monitoring Report of Malibu Lagoon Indicates Proven Success Towards Project Goals

September 18, 2019

Free Mobile Pumpout Service for Boaters through Sept. 30, Honey Pot Day Program Helps Keep Local Waters Clean

June 4, 2019

The Must-Have ‘Southern California Boater’s Guide is Newly Updated (available online and in print)

May 14, 2019

Free Workshops: Dockwalkers Help Boaters Become Eco-Stewards

February 14, 2019

New Disposable Foodware Source Reduction Project Helps LA Restaurants Reduce Waste and Cut Costs

January 30, 2019

Join TBF Volunteer Events to Protect Wildlife and Our Coastal Economy (Sept. 15-22 – CCD, NEW)

August 23, 2018

The Bay Foundation 5-Year Report on LAX Dunes 6-Acre Restoration Area Suggests a Healthy Dune Habitat

July 17, 2018

New Marine Sanitation Device and Y-Valve Video for Boaters Increase (Online) Tools to Help Water Quality

June 14, 2018

Discounted Mobile Pumpout Service for Boaters through Aug. 31, Reduces Ocean Bacteria, Properly Disposes of Sewage Waste

May 23, 2018

Free SoCal Workshops Train Volunteer Dockwalkers to Help Boaters Recreate Safely, Cleanly

March 12, 2018

The Bay Foundation Expands Its Role at the LAX Dunes

March 1, 2018

David McCarthy Named to The Bay Foundation Board of Directors

December 8, 2017

Coastal Research Institute Launches Today as a Partnership between The Bay Foundation and Loyola Marymount University

November 9, 2017

TBF’s 13th Coastal Cleanup Day Event (Sept. 16) Will Clear Invasive Species, aka ‘Trash of the Plant World’; Two Events Bookend ‘National Estuaries Week’

September 6, 2017

TBF’s 3rd Annual Coastal Connections Event Celebrates Beaches & Bay at Pacific Park, Sept. 28, 2017

August 29, 2017

Tyler Rasmussen Named to The Bay Foundation Board of Directors

June 22, 2017

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

June 1, 2017

New Free App Helps Boaters Easily Find and Use Pumpout Stations to Manage Sewage, and Avoid Polluting Ocean

May 25, 2017

The Bay Foundation Offers 6th-8th Graders, Teachers Fun & FREE Tools to Check and Change Conservation Habits

May 18, 2017

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

April 4, 2017

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

December 15, 2016

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

December 1, 2016

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