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You might be a dedicated surfer, in the water every morning before work. Maybe you’re a mother who brings her kids to the beach in the summer. Or maybe you just like to watch the sunset over the coast, and look for dolphins playing in the waves.   There are hundreds of ways you can appreciate our ocean and beaches, and there are also hundreds of ways that you can help protect them.

Watermen and women braved some seriously huge waves on Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival (pictured left). For the fourth year in a row, the event’s organizers chose Heal the Bay and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium…
Heal the Bay Santa Monica Thank you Thursday
Seven years ago, Heal the Bay eliminated single use plastic water bottles from our events in an effort to not generate as much waste or trash as we were picking up at our cleanups.
zero waste beach clean up BYOB trash reduction marine debris waste
Compton Creek runs 8.5 miles through the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, traversing its last 2.5 miles as one of the few remaining natural bottomed urban waterways in the area. The creek contains water (and trash) that flows from just below Expos…
Compton Creek education TreePeople Rails to Trails Eastside LA River
Did you know that the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium annually welcomes more than 85,000 visitors to their education facility?That’s more than the capacity of Dodger Stadium and the Staples Center combined!
volunteers Santa Monica Pier Aquarium marine biology
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