Clean Bay Certified Restaurants

The Bay Foundation (TBF) co-founded Clean Bay Certified in 2008 with LA County cities such as Malibu, Santa Monica, Culver City, Palos Verdes Estates, Inglewood, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and Torrance to recognize restaurants going above and beyond municipal stormwater regulations to reduce stormwater runoff pollution. Certified restaurants implemented ocean-minded business practices such as earth-friendly cleaning products, non-polystyrene (Styrofoam) take-out containers, training staff on relevant best management practices, and much more.

Between 2008 and 2022, thousands of local restaurants have been certified and recognized for their valuable efforts. While this program continues to make a difference, it is a legacy initiative for TBF, and TBF is no longer directly involved in its leadership or implementation. As of 2023, Clean Bay Certified is active in the following cities: Malibu, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, and Palos Verdes Estates. TBF will continue collaborating with restaurants through source reduction initiatives (learn more here). TBF expresses great thanks to all businesses and partners that participated and continue to participate in Clean Bay Certified, leading and making a difference in stormwater pollution prevention for over two decades and beyond.