3 Things to Do to Heal the Bay This Week

The cranberries from Thanksgiving dinner may all be consumed by now, but the spirit of giving thanks continues.

This Tuesday, Heal the Bay is partnering with 92y.org’s Giving Tuesday campaign to help launch a national day of philanthropy. We’re asking you to give thanks for oceans and beaches you enjoy!

Donate funds to feed seahorses, eels and urchins at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium; to save dolphins, terns and pelicans from suffocating on plastic bags by providing beach cleanup supplies; or to provide a day at the beach for underserved children who would otherwise never feel the sand between their toes.

You can also help the once-endangered Brown Pelican by joining the International Bird Rescue’s banded pelican sighting contest. The organization is encouraging the public to sight and report one of the 1,000 blue-banded Brown Pelicans that have been tagged over the last three years to gain a better understanding of their survival and travels. Through Jan.  2, 2013, one adult and one youth (under 18) has a chance to win a pair of Eagle Optics 8X42 Ranger ED Binoculars and a tour of one of their Pelican rehabilitation clinics. 

If you’re a student—or have one in the family who wants to unite in the fight for a healthy ocean and clean community, please join Heal the Bay’s Day Without a Bag campaign by enrolling in our Day Without a Bag Youth Summit, which takes place Sunday, December 1 in Hollywood. At the summit, Heal the Bay staff will provide training and tools for high school and college club leaders to help their communities go bag-free.

Visit Heal the Bay’s calendar to discover more ways to get involved.