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CURes Partner – The Bay Foundation – in the News

May 18, 2015

Karina Johnston, Director of Watershed Programs at CURes partner organization, The Bay Foundation, was featured in an article in The Argonaut.  The article is about her presentation at the Southern California Academy of Sciences‘ Annual Meeting held this year at more

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CityAdapt Blog – What Will You Bring to the Table in 2016?

May 13, 2015

I am writing to you from the National Adaptation Forum, a gathering of public and private sector adaptation professionals from across the United States. Held biennially, this event provides a space for knowledge exchange and support on climate change adaptation more


Metro Headquarters

Jun 7, 2015

Sustainability In A Time Of Resource Scarcity: Summer Workshop

Join Metro and the Transportation Resource Board’s ADC60 Committee for a workshop on managing and adapting to the changing environment, and increased demand for resources.  You’ll have the opportunity to engage with fellow government partners and private practitioners from across more

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Jun 13, 2015

Culver City Rain Garden Construction

Come help create a rain garden at a residential property in Culver City! During the event you will get a feel for the steps needed to convert your own lawn into a drought tolerant native habitat capable of capturing and infiltrating rainwater.

As water supplies continue to dwindle within the Los Angeles area these types of projects are becoming increasingly important to reduce demands on local water resources.

As always, remember to bring closed toe shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, etc. We would love your help all day but feel free to commit as much or as little time you have available. Contact us to receive the exact street address.

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Jun 14, 2015

Culver City Rain Garden Construction

Come help create a rain garden at a residential property in Culver City! During the event you will get a feel for the steps needed to convert your own lawn into a drought tolerant native habitat capable of capturing and infiltrating rainwater.

As water supplies continue to dwindle within the Los Angeles area these types of projects are becoming increasingly important to reduce demands on local water resources.

As always, remember to bring closed toe shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, etc. We would love your help all day but feel free to commit as much or as little time you have available. Contact us to receive the exact street address.

Friends of Ballona Wetlands

Jun 27, 2015

Salt Water Marsh Restoration

Come help the Friends restore the last coastal wetland habitat in Los Angeles County.
Volunteers get hands-on experience while learning about wetland ecology. The Friends
provide gloves and tools. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Malibu Lagoon

Jun 27, 2015

Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project

Coastal wetlands and lagoons form at the mouths of rivers and streams where fresh water and salt water meet. In general, wetlands are open to the ocean while lagoons are seasonally separated from the ocean by sand bars. Today, more than 95% of Southern California’s wetland ecosystems have been lost due to human development – the largest loss of any state in the nation. Many of the remaining wetland systems have become degraded from more than a century of human neglect and abuse, including the construction of levees, filling in from the dumping of off-site dirt, and poor water quality from polluted urban runoff.

Today, more than 95% of Southern California’s wetland ecosystems have been lost due to human development – the largest loss of any state in the nation.
Our wetland team collects information and studies wetland and lagoon ecosystems throughout the area. The information and research done by The Bay Foundation is used to help improve the health of these valuable resources. We are actively engaged in pre-restoration monitoring projects at the Ormond Beach and Los Cerritos Wetlands, and we act as the monitoring lead for both the Ballona Wetlands and Malibu Lagoon.