Come paddle one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in Southern California with REI and a naturalist from Heal the Bay. On this scenic ocean tour of Palos Verdes you will experience warm sunny coves, craggy headlands, views of Catalina Island and forests of giant kelp teeming with sea life. You will have the chance to see dolphins, seals, pelicans, bright orange garibaldi and several other marine animals. Palos Verdes has been designated as a Marine Protected Area, ensuring the continued health of this important part of our marine ecosystem.
World Water Day, held annually on March 22 every year, is a United Nations day to draw attention to something which most of us take for granted – clean water. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.
Worldwide seafood consumption is higher than ever, riding a wave of research and popular press showing relative health benefits of fish compared to beef, pork and poultry. Estimates indicate that total United States fish consumption is second only to China's. Yet, the U.S. seafood trade deficit is over $11 billion. Seafood production occurs primarily in developing countries with minimal environmental and social regulations, while capture fisheries are facing pressure.
Earth Day is observed each year on April 22nd, but Heal the Bay and its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will continue that celebration on Saturday, April 26th, with a beach cleanup, sandcastle contests and a day chock full of special Aquarium activities for the whole family.
For November's FREE eco movie night, Transition Mar Vista/Venice screens Thea Mercouffer's acclaimed documentary Rock the Boat. The audacious feat of George Wolfe and his fellow paddlers is now inspiring urban river restoration and revitilization. With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti just back from Washington D.C. to garner support for L.A.
What is A Day With a Bag? A citywide day of education on November 18, readying Thanksgiving shoppers and retailers for the implementation of the City of Los Angeles’ single-use, plastic shopping bag ban that begins on January 1, 2014. After years of hard work, the City is now poised to follow a more sustainable path, where shoppers bring reusable bags to the store as part of their normal daily routine.
In affiliation with Heal the Bay and Kona, Surf Fest at The Crest rides on with the feature film DRIFT on Friday, September 27th followed by a Q&A with Co-Directors Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott.
DRIFT is a 2013 Australian film about the birth of the surf industry in the 1970s. It was shot in Western Australia and co-directed by Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott and starring Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard.