Since 1985, Heal the Bay has been working with community partners and local businesses to make solid, measurable changes in the health of our oceans and beaches.
It would be impossible to list every win, but a few we should all be proud of include:
Establishment of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for bacteria to provide enforceable pollution limits and prevent excessive levels of beach water bacteria during dry weather
Authoring and implementing California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), the USA's first-ever statewide program that provides environmental education principles and curricula across disciplines for K-12 grade students in public schools
Activation of over 170,000 volunteers and the removal of nearly 1.5 million tons of trash and recyclables as the Los Angeles County coordinator for Coastal Cleanup Day
Passage of the Beach Water Quality Act (AB 411), creating statewide human health standards for beach water quality, a public notification and closure system, and mandated beach water quality monitoring
But our effective stewardship goes beyond our environmental work. Nearly 81 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs, with barely 6 cents going to fundraising.
When you partner with Heal the Bay, you’re making a sound investment in keeping our rivers, beaches and ocean safe, healthy and clean. Plus your business benefits from our extensive social networking audience and mentions on our website. To learn more about how you can partner with Heal the Bay, contact Danielle Portnoy by email or at 310.451.1500 x126.
Corporate Healer Beach Cleanups
Join other companies including Google, Kohl's, simplehuman and CAA, who have participated in the conservation of our coastal resources. Build corporate spirit, feature specific brand(s) and effectively promote your company's environmental stewardship and volunteer efforts to thousands of southern Californians, all while enabling your employees/clients to be a part of this unique solution to ocean pollution.
Consider directly supporting our ongoing critical work, which includes: our science-based beach water quality monitoring, analysis and weekly reporting program through the Beach Report Card; our public marine education center serving tens of thousands of visitors and Title 1 students annually through the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium; our community action events such as monthly Nothin' But Sand cleanups and annual Coastal Cleanup Day and Earth Month activities; and our grassroots advocacy initiatives like Speakers Bureau, the Angler Outreach program and Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Environment, which communicate the causes and effects of ocean pollution to thousands of adults and children each year.
Thank you for your investment in making southern California's coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean.
Bring Back the Beach
Heal the Bay's annual gala fundraiser, held each May, offers one-of-a-kind networking, branding and messaging opportunities targeting the nearly 1,000 influential guests, and the broader community of Heal the Bay's business, environmental and entertainment supporters. Sponsorship levels ranging from $5,000 to $100,000, along with tribute journal ads, live and silent auction donations and in-kind contribution opportunities are available.