King Harbor Boating Foundation dba Waterfront Education

King Harbor Boating Foundation was founded in 2012 by Julie Coll and Mark Hansen. As avid boaters they have explored, enjoyed and protected the rich marine ecosystems in Santa Monica Bay and beyond. They saw a need to create an organization to educate the community about the ocean environment by having them actively engage with nature out on the water.   

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: To provide an ocean based interactive and supportive learning environment for students from all socio-economic backgrounds. To foster public interest in and promote stewardship of our marine environments while educating about safe boating practices.

Our Objectives

  • Create experiential learning environments for students of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic levels, that encourage personal growth, inclusiveness and stewardship of our oceans.
  • Foster public interest and participation in our local ocean waters by helping community members engage in sail, power and paddle craft boating, along with angling and other marine activities through our programs and events.
  • Support public access and low cost facilities that increase opportunities for the community to discover and learn out on the ocean.
  • Build strong collaborative partners with local businesses and aquariums to extend our knowledge base and the services we offer to our students.

Core Values

#Safety #Respect #Stewardship #Equality #Fun #Innovation #Collaboration #Community #Leadership #Discovery

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