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
Fox11’s Hal Eisner goes in-depth on the history and importance of the LAX Dunes and its 900+ species of animals and plants, with TBF’s Chris Enyart and LAWA reps including Nancy Price, environmental specialist from LAWA, Amanda Amaral, LAWA Environmental Supervisor, & Tina Backstrom, LAWA Sustainability Director.
There’s still time to pitch in on the Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project. The restoration project kicked off in January in Manhattan Beach and several other local beaches with an aim to revive a robust native habitat and set a path for the future as seas threaten to wash away one of Southern California’s most… Continue reading Community Urged to Help with Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project
Across the globe, one major threat is the rising ocean. If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, global sea levels could rise by 1.5 feet. There has already been a significant erosion in certain areas along the California coastline. To combat some of the erosion already occurring and ideally prevent further erosion in the future, environmentalists… Continue reading Environmentalists Look to Dunes as Oceans Rise
Special operations military vets such as Roger Sparks came all the way from Alaska on a special mission with NFL Green to restore kelp forests that have been decimated from an overpopulated sea urchin species. …This restoration project, led by The Bay Foundation, is one way the NFL is offsetting its environmental impact with the help of underwater… Continue reading NFL Environmental Program Works to Mitigate Carbon Footprint of Super Bowl