Get into the spirit of the season at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The Aquarium, beach level at the Santa Monica Pier, has spooky, family friendly activities planned both days.
Mike Brune, Executive Director of Sierra Club and Ruskin Hartley, CEO of Heal the Bay, will discuss the impact of John Muir's vision for modern environmentalism. How has the movement evolved? Who is leading the charge in the 21st century?
John Muir (1838-1914) founded Sierra Club in 1892 and is recipient of this year's Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Pioneer Award.
Join author and actress Jaclyn Friedlander as she reads from her newest book Friends with Fins: The Fish Capturing Pirate. We will also be showing the original Friends with Fins cartoon. Meet and greet with the author and book signing to follow.
join the conversation: Responding to climate change
You're invited to an open house and reception on June 24, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the evening. This will be an opportunity to speak with the planning team and participating partners about AdaptLA's response to climate change and its local impacts and what will be available for free as members of this regional coalition.
The Santa Monica Pier celebrates the water sports that have defined Southern California culture for generations with paddleboard and dory races, swim races and kids competitions on the beach. An expo on the Pier features surfboard making demonstrations, live music, Hula dancing, and a pop-up museum of surf culture with historic boards, photos and other artifacts. A portion of proceeds from the day's events benefits Heal the Bay and its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Party with your fellow beach lovers at the Jonathan Beach Club
Come party with 1,000 of your fellow beach lovers at Heal the Bay's annual fundraising gala -- Bring Back the Beach -- to be held May 15, 2014 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Always a fixture on L.A.'s social calendar, our spring event attracts leaders from Southern California's environmental, political, business and entertainment communities.
For over 25 years Speaker's Bureau has been an integral part of Heal the Bay's mission. Speaker Bureau volunteers spread educational awareness to schools, organizations and businesses about the causes and consequences of ocean pollution. Just last year we were able to reach out to over 50,000 LA County residents!