Congress Moves to Invest in the Nation’s Estuaries, Including Santa Monica Bay NEP

Beautiful Lagoon in Malibu at sunset. Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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…

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