The Bay Foundation (TBF) has released the latest annual report for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration: Community Iceplant Removal Project (Year 5), indicating that the restoration project has thus far successfully removed over 34 tons of iceplant from the project area within the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve (Reserve), showing very little regrowth. Five-year highlights include installation… Continue reading The Bay Foundation Releases Year 5 Report on Ballona Wetlands Community Iceplant Removal Project
Interview with Tom Ford of the Bay Foundation about the magic of kelp forests, their importance in mitigating climate change, and how restoration efforts are helping to restore this ‘rainforest of the sea’ off the coast of Los Angeles.
Along a postcard stretch of Southern California, beneath the geologic grandeur of Point Dume, Sara Cuadra cradled a rake and prodded what seemed like just a patch of white sand. To the untrained eye, this was just another pretty spot in Malibu — a popular site for film shoots and Instagrams, body surfing and long… Continue reading Can Reviving Beach Dunes Help California with Sea Level Rise
California’s underwater kelp forests have suffered a devastating decline. Now, the race is on to save them before it’s too late. Watch CNN’s Special Report on how an army of purple urchins has decimated these ecosystems, threatening the marine life that depends on them and the ocean’s ability to help fight climate change.
On July 8, The Bay Foundation announced the addition of a section on Marine Protected Areas to its current educational program, the foundation also announced the addition of education materials now available in both English and Spanish to increase accessibility. There are three additional tools that were added online to teach and engage boaters about… Continue reading The Bay Foundation Adds a Marine Protected Areas Element to Boater Education
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… Continue reading The Bay Foundation Enhances Boater Program with Vital Marine Protected Area Education
When the 2011 tsunami struck Japan, the topside damage was easy to see: more than 400,000 homes were destroyed, and over 23,000 people died or went missing. Its underwater devastation took longer to spot. Just as the wave battered human neighborhoods, it blasted apart marine communities. Larger species moved out like refugees and, with few… Continue reading Meet the Company Creating Sushi that Heals the Ocean
Georgia Tunioli is the Community Engagement Program Manager with The Bay Foundation. In this episode, host Caroline Cheng discusses the Table to Farm and Clean Boating programs, and they are educating and engaging the public in environmental work. Also available on Spotify, Audible, ListenNotes, RadioPublic.
“Pumpout Nav” is a free, simple tool that helps boaters locate pumpout services and comply with the law. Boating season is right around the corner, and knowing where to pumpout is important for following the Puget Sound No Discharge Zone Rule. In August 2020, Washington Sea Grant, along with the Washington State Parks Clean Vessel… Continue reading Mobile App Helps Boaters Follow Puget Sound No Discharge Zone Rule
During a year when many people were cooped up inside, Los Angeles Conservation Corps Field Crew Supervisor Damian Morando is grateful to be outside. “I am pulling out a mustard plant. It’s one of three mustard plans that we have, invasive,” he said. “And it spreads.” It’s laborious work at the LAX Dunes but Morando,… Continue reading Pandemic Impacts Habitat Restoration at LAX Dunes