LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The city of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works announced Wednesday available microgrants to restaurants and other food services to help them transition from disposable to reusable foodware. LASAN has partnered with APTIM, ReThink Disposable and The Bay Foundation to conduct outreach and assessments, purchase reusable products, provide technical assistance and… Continue reading LA offers microgrants to promote reusable foodware
Overpopulation of purple sea urchins (strongylocentrotus purpuratus) has caused “urchin barrens” impacting red sea urchin (mesocentrotus franciscanus) gonad production, a high-value sushi product important to fisheries. Destructive purple sea urchin grazing is also the leading cause of kelp deforestation in the world and has multi-trophic level impacts on species’ use of kelp forest habitat resources. Kelp restoration… Continue reading Urchin Gonad Response to Kelp Forest Restoration on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
Known in geological circles as the El Segundo Sand Hills, the LAX Dunes stretch from the Westchester Bluffs to Redondo Beach. The Bay Foundation helps to restore the sand dune habitat by removing invasive weeds from a recently unpaved portion of the area.
Los Angeles World Airports, which governs LAX, handles more than just airplane traffic. The agency also manages the LAX Dunes, an approximately 307-acre habitat sandwiched between the airport and the ocean. Within the southern two-thirds of these dunes lies a preserve, home to the largest population of the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly. …So organizations… Continue reading How to See and Help Tiny Blue Butterflies in L.A.
Local environmental leaders have voiced their unanimous support for pursuing a slate of new environmental programs in and around the Santa Monica Bay using funds provided by last year’s federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Find out more.
Tom Ford highlights The Bay Foundation’s latest work as well as new research priorities for restoring endemic seagrass as well as dune restoration efforts to combat coastal erosion and sea level rise.
Catch up on November 2021’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and what that could mean for Santa Monica Bay.
To close out Earth Day celebrations, around 50 volunteers, some from Malibu Middle and High schools, volunteered on Saturday, April 30, for a Malibu Living Shoreline Project (MLSP) organized by the Bay Foundation Dume Restoration, which aims to restore approximately three acres of sandy beach and dune habitat at Zuma Beach and Point Dume Beach.
The Santa Monica Sand Dune Restoration Project has officially been deemed a success; now, The Bay Foundation wants to make it a permanent fixture on the beach just north of the Annenberg Beach House, while also expanding from three to eight acres of protected beach habitat in the area through a second, “phase 2” project.
A second stretch of sand at the northern end of Santa Monica Beach will be transformed into a natural habitat after the Bay Foundation received a $300,000 grant to build another dune. The project — which will be implemented over the next five years in conjunction with the City — aims to restore almost five… Continue reading Second Dune Coming to Santa Monica Beach