This workshop trains volunteers to become “Dockwalkers,” who conduct face-to-face boater education about environmentally-sound boating practices. Receive free educational materials to distribute to boaters at marinas, boat launch ramps, boat shows, and special events.
Held the third Thursday in December, Heal the Bay’s annual A Day Without a Bag gives Southland shoppers an early holiday present, courtesy of a reusable bag giveaway at locations throughout Los Angeles County.
Thrill The World, an annual worldwide simultaneous dance event of Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller,” was created to share the joy of dance, celebrate communities and support charities. This year, the Trash Zombies are back in the South Bay with events to marry education and arts to raise awareness about pollution and reduce waste.
Patrick Molloy's in Hermosa Beach is throwing a Fund-rager for Heal the Bay! DJ Ty D and Debo Drums spin '80s and electro, and '80s costumes are strongly encouraged. The Irish bar will be serving a "Kamikaze Shot" for $5 with 100% of proceeds going directly to Heal the Bay, and $5 suggested donations will also be accepted at the door.
Each year, people around the world come together on the third Saturday in September to clean local beaches, parks, schools, river banks and neighborhoods. It’s the largest volunteer day on the planet, and we hope you’ll be there for the next Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept.15, 2012, 9 a.m. until noon.
Now is the time for stronger protections, not weaker ones.
When it rains in L.A. County, millions of gallons of water flow over paved surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. This "urban runoff" picks up animal waste, metals, oil, toxic materials, bacteria, and pathogens, carrying them to our storm drain system to be dumped into our local rivers and beaches, usually with little or no treatment.