With increasing visitation it was recognized that beach patrons to this community needed to be better educated concerning the delicacy of the marine ecosystems, with this goal the Tidewater Docent program was created in 2002 to provide interpretive education experiences at several Laguna beach tidepool sites. As the program expanded the local enthusiast decided that the program needed a home and that more could be done to further enlighten the community concerning conservation marine biology. The Foundation has expanded and grown, with a governing Board of Directors who oversee several programs, a professional consulting staff, and a large group of local volunteers and supporters.
Laguna Ocean Foundation is dedicated to sustainable ocean ecosystems along the Laguna Coast. We envision an evolving understanding of our local marine resources in order for Laguna Beach to better protect and enhance this valuable wilderness.