CCD 2012: Introducing the Bay Street Site

Bay Street has been added as one of the Coastal Cleanup Day sites in Southern California. 

This new Santa Monica cleanup site, sometimes known as the “Inkwell,” was a popular beach hangout for African Americans from the 1920s to the early 1960s. Santa Monica Conservancy docents will be on hand to educate volunteers on the history of this unique site.

Pictured to the left, Verna Williams and Arthur Lewis at the segregated African-American beach site near Bay Street in 1924, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Online Collection.

Just Announced: The first 100 people who volunteer at Bay Street will receive a free ticket ($20 value) to the Jazz for the Environment Concert at EarthFest L.A. 2012 at 2 p.m.

For a complete list of Coastal Cleanup Day sites or to register, visit

Related: “White Wash” Documentary Screening and Discussion on Sept. 16, 2012.