The Bay Foundation Director Tom Ford Advocates for National Estuary Program Funding

Facing persistent threats to federal funding, leaders of National Estuary Programs (NEPs) across the US were invited to speak before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water, Resources, and the Environment to highlight the incredible success and leveraging power that US EPA funding brings to coastal communities and ecosystems.

With the mission to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay and its adjacent waters, The Bay Foundation’s Executive Director and Santa Monica Bay NEP Director, Tom Ford, spoke to TPR on the progress being made to address some of the challenges wrought by climate change and the ripple effect that such success can have when shared.

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