Join Santa Monica High School's Heal the Bay/Surfrider Club for their first paddle out for a Bag Free LA! Please paddle out and show your support. Surfers welcome. A group photo will be taken at 11 a.m.
On Sept. 1, 2011, Santa Monica’s single-use plastic bag ban officially took effect. However, just across city limits, plastic bags continue to be an issue that Heal the Bay and community members across L.A. County are working to combat. Approximately 4 million residents in California now live in communities that have banned plastic bags and an additional 5 million live in cities actively working on bag ban ordinances. When these ordinances pass, nearly 1 in 3 Californians will be transitioning to reusable bags. Clearly, we’re at a tipping point.
Your voice can make a difference. Enjoy a fun day in the surf while taking action.