The Bay Foundation (TBF), in partnership with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Friends of Ballona Wetlands (FBW), and community volunteers, are conducting a project to remove invasive vegetation while broadening public involvement and stewardship at the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve (Reserve). This report serves as the sixth annual report of the “Ballona Wetlands… Continue reading Ballona Wetlands Restoration: Community Iceplant Removal Project, Year 6 Annual Report
Malibu Living Shoreline Project Year 1 Annual Report
This report summarizes activities and scientific monitoring results for the Malibu Living Shoreline Project from December 2020 through December 2021. The restoration was implemented from 14 December 2020 to 12 February 2021, including the installation of sand fencing and biomimicry stakes to build dune topography, installation of symbolic post and rope fencing to limit beach… Continue reading Malibu Living Shoreline Project Year 1 Annual Report
Kelp Restoration Guidebook: United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, The Nature Conservancy, Kelp Forest Alliance
This guidebook includes TBF’s work on the Palos Verdes Restoration Project on page 71.
Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project – Year 5 Report
This report summarizes activities for the Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project from December 2015 through October 2021. The restoration was implemented in two phases over the course of two weeks in December 2016 including the installation of fencing and seeding of native coastal strand vegetation species. For details on the implementation efforts and prior… Continue reading Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project – Year 5 Report
Feeding frenzy brings masses of fish, birds, dolphins and porpoises by the Pier
Hundreds of winged and finned friends gathered a few hundred yards off the coast [by the SM Pier] from Lifeguard Tower 20 for a veritable feeding frenzy. Director of the Bay Foundation Tom Ford said that several factors could be working together to bring concentrations of small fish close to local shores.
TBF Santa Monica Bay Subtidal Eelgrass Restoration and Monitoring Plan
This project document explore the background, implementation, and monitoring process behind the restoration of Pacific Eelgrass, (Zostera pacifica), to the Santa Monica Bay.
‘Vital habitat’ at LAX Dunes seeing resurgence of native, endangered species [Video + Article]
ABC7’s “Solutions” explores LAX Dunes, discovering some of Southern California’s most endangered species flourishing at the LAX Dunes. . . . ”This isn’t just some sort of fenced-in property, but this is a really vital habitat and restoration is occurring,” said The Bay Foundation’s Chris Enyart.
Q&A with LMU CRI’s Karina Johnston
A punctured pipeline off the coast of Orange County released oil into the ocean in early October. Though a southbound current kept the oil from beaches near LMU, the spill reminds coastal communities of the very real threat of an environmental disaster. Shedding light on the oil spill and giving details about the local work… Continue reading Q&A with LMU CRI’s Karina Johnston
Point Dume Beach Existing and Proposed View
Images of Point Dume Beach pre-restoration alongside a post-restoration rendering.
Zuma Lagoon Existing and Proposed View
Images of Zuma Lagoon pre-restoration alongside a post-restoration rendering.