Help the Santa Monica Bay by Volunteering With Us!

The Bay Foundation offers many ways to volunteer in Los Angeles on projects benefiting the Santa Monica Bay. From monitoring wetland habitat and water quality to restoring riparian and kelp forest ecosystems, everyone can get involved!

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Internships – Educating Future Scientists

Student internships for course credit may be available through our Coastal Research Institute at Loyola Marymount University.  Student interns work with foundation staff to conduct scientific research and restoration work on numerous projects throughout the Los Angeles area.  Hear from some of our interns and learn more about the program here.  For more information please contact us.



Coastal Cleanup Day


Stone Canyon Creek Restoration

Help restore the last remaining section of natural creek on the UCLA campus! LEARN MORE or VOLUNTEER NOW


Wetlands Monitoring, Research, and Restoration

Volunteer to collect scientific information about the Ballona Wetlands and Malibu Lagoon. This is a unique opportunity to get field and lab experience while learning about the ecosystems of coastal wetlands. Sampling activities include everything from water quality and vegetation to herpetofauna, ichthyofauna, invertebrates, and mammals! LEARN MORE or VOLUNTEER NOW


Clean Boating Program

Are you interested in educating the boaters of southern California about water pollution!? Contact our Clean Boating Program staff to learn more about promoting clean boating practices at local boat shows, marina events, yacht club meetings, and more! LEARN MORE or VOLUNTEER NOW

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