Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers ready to jump into kayaks and clean the marina of trash. Join us on Sept. 20!

Volunteer with Us & Help the Santa Monica Bay

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 Center for Santa Monica Bay Studies 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

 Clean Bay Certified Program

Help create program materials, educational tools, and educate the public at city events. The Program partners with watershed cities to certify restaurants who comply with stormwater permit requirements, which reduces polluted water runoff, improving water quality within Santa Monica Bay… LEARN MORE or VOLUNTEER NOW

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