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Science in the Watershed

Universities and public agencies are researching, plants, animals, geology, water quality, the viability of ocean desalination, and more. CSU Los Angeles professor Barry Hibbs inspires students with his work in hydrology and geology. Pepperdine University and Dr. Karen Martin share information about shoreline habitat and breeding habits. Explore what we are learning at CSUN Science and Technology and UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability.

Restoration Projects: Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains

Resource Monitoring and Research Projects Highlights

Heal the Bay – Access a beach report card for California, Oregon, and Washington State

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project – Environmental research

Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project – San Diego to Santa Barbara

The Bay Foundation – Find reports for marine, wetland, and watershed programs

Science at the Water Districts

Arts in the Watershed

The beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains has inspired many artists throughout the years. Examples can be found in the fine arts of photography and painting to the performing arts of theater, film, an music. We have endeavored to provide some resources for you to start your journey into the world of creativity.

Visual Arts

Film and Photography

Performing Arts


Public Library Events

The County of Los Angeles offers free programs throughout the year for its communities including Agoura Hills, Malibu, Topanga, and Westlake Village. The City of Los Angeles library also provides free workshops, book clubs, and events – find a branch near you.

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