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Santa Monica Baykeeper

www.smbaykeeper.org

Organization Type:
Non-Profit

Mission:
Founded in 1993, the Santa Monica Baykeeper's mission is to protect and restore the Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County, and by involving the public in stewardship programs such as our Kelp Restoration Project using volunteer scuba divers, and our Beachkeeper Storm Drain Monitoring program. We also conduct public outreach and education programs in order to teach local citizens and schoolchildren the value of our local coastal resources, and what each of us can do to protect them. The Santa Monica Baykeeper is one of over 120 members of the international Waterkeeper Alliance, led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and dedicated to citizen enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act and the protection of waterways throughout the world. Today the Waterkeeper Alliance is one of the fastest growing environmental organizations in the world. Santa Monica Baykeeper works not only on pollution issues specific to the Los Angeles area, but also with our Waterkeeper partners throughout the country on issues with state-wide and national impact. Some of these include sewage spills, urban runoff, and habitat restoration.

Contact:
Liz Crosson, Executive Director
Santa Monica Baykeeper
120 Broadway, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 305-9645
Fax: (310) 305-7985
info@smbaykeeper.org

Geographical Focus:
Local

Counties Served:
Los Angeles

Activities:
Education, Enforcement, Advocacy, Policy, Restoration, Water Monitoring, Water Pollution Prevention

Topic:
Kelp Forest, Beaches, Watershed Hydrology, Habitat Restoration, Water Quality/Storm Water Runoff, Bay & Estuary Habitats

Educational Resources:
Curriculum, Outreach Programs, Newsletter, Brochures, Exhibits/Displays, Website

Target Audiences:
7th-12th Grades, General Public

Group Size Accommodated:
Up to 60

In-Service Training:
Docents/Volunteers:
Training is provided for volunteers who are working on the kelp restoration project and the Beachkeeper program.

Volunteer Opportunities

  Description:
Opportunities include monitoring storm drain pollution as part of the BeachKeeper program; rescue-certified SCUBA divers for the kelp restoration project; event planning assistance, Adopt-A-Highway cleanups; and tabling for education and outreach opportunities.
  When Needed:
Ongoing
  Qualifications:
Call for specific details of each program/activity.
  Commitment Required:
Various
  Application/Training:
Call or email
  Community Service Documentation:
Yes
  Contact:
Heather Burdick
(310) 305-9645 x105
info@smbaykeeper.org


Internship Opportunities

  Description:
Dependent on project, call for current information.
  When Needed:
Throughout
  Qualifications:
Scientific, environmental, water management, ecology, or legal background helpful
  Application:
Call or email for further information.
  Number of Interns:
Varies throughout the year
  Housing Provided:
No
  Paid:
No
  Credit:
Yes


Parking Availability:
Plenty of street parking available



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