Wetlands along the coast of Los Angeles include fresh and saltwater marshes, and coastal lagoons. Riparian habitats include the banks and flood plains of our streams and rivers. Through natural processes, wetlands, streams, and the plants they support provide habitat for rare species and flood protection. Additional benefits include improved water and air quality, as well as breeding grounds and refuge for migrating birds. Los Angeles has lost over 95% of its coastal wetlands, more so than any other region in the United States. The Bay Foundation (TBF), supports restoration and research efforts to revitalize these ecologically and culturally significant landscapes. There is great potential for people to reconnect with nature through the protection and enhancement of these beautiful and formerly expansive features of our coast.