Volunteers sought across L.A. region for events throughout April, year-round
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Heal the Bay announced today that it will host a series of public Earth Month activities throughout April to provide fun, family-friendly opportunities to improve Southern California neighborhoods, shorelines and local rivers and creeks.
The Santa Monica-based nonprofit invites Angelenos year-round to contribute however they can to make regional coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean. However, the water quality advocacy group increases its activities during Earth Month, reaching out to schools, businesses and community organizations to engage volunteers at festivals and events, as well as for restorations and cleanups in the local area.
This April, Heal the Bay invites local residents to take advantage of one of the following volunteer opportunities that benefit our neighborhoods and our planet. Pre-register at healthebay.org/earthmonth.
Learn more about Heal the Bay, its mission, and the many ways to get involved throughout the year. If you love clean water and clean beaches, become a regular volunteer to help protect our local waterways. This orientation is not mandatory to participate in other Earth Month activities.
Join Heal the Bay and Mountains Restoration Trust’s upstream efforts to restore and replant areas of Malibu Creek State Park. Enjoy the fresh air of the Santa Monica Mountains and help protect this vital local water resource at the same time.
Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup Saturday April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, north side of the Santa Monica Pier (look for the Heal the Bay tents and flags to register)
Open to all ages, this Earth Day cleanup offers a great opportunity for families and friends to come together to clean the beach. Volunteers must be 13 years old or accompanied by an adult. Community service hours available. As part of Heal the Bay’s Zero Waste initiative, participants are asked to bring their own buckets and gloves.
Earth Day Nothin’ But Sand cleanup volunteers will receive free admission to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium as a reward. The Aquarium will be a hub of Earth Day activities for kids and grownup, teaching how to reduce our impact on the ocean environment. Heal the Bay’s Aquarium exhibits also offer the chance to get up close to the marine species that live in Santa Monica Bay. Also Saturday afternoon, learn how to make everyday life more sustainable at Blue Green: An Expo of Eco-Innovation at the Pier.
Join Heal the Bay and Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists (WAYS) for a neighborhood cleanup around the future home of WAYS Reading and Fitness Park. Heal the Bay is building a multi-use park that will serve as an outdoor classroom, community green space, fitness area and water quality improvement project at this site.
About Heal the Bay Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental organization making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission.
Anne Bergman, Heal the Bay, (310) 451-1500, x 166; cell (818) 378-5417
Nancy Shrodes, Heal the Bay Volunteer Coordinator, (310) 451-1500, x145; cell (424) 645-7826