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Blue Table Talk

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Because you deserve a seat at the table…

Heal the Bay would like to invite you to take a seat at our Blue Table on January 21, 2023 at 12pm, during our first Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup of 2023.

Sit down, drop questions on our experts, and enjoy engaging hands-on activities at our pop-up round table event. Dive into the new year with an interconnected approach to conservation and learn about Holistic Enviornmental Stewardship.

What is holistic stewardship? How are beach cleanups and drought solutions connected? What can you do to help ensure L.A.’s water future? Take a seat at the Blue Table and find out!

The new year is a perfect time to reenergize your commitment to conservation. Join Heal the Bay for our January Nothin’ But Sand Cleanup and discover the connection between clean beaches, healthy watersheds and what Angelenos can do help California during the longest drought in 1200 years.


Taking a seat at the table

Blue Table Talks are an opportunity for real talk about intimidating topics. For many Californias ‘drought’ is a scary term, and all the confusing information on L.A.’s water future can feel overwhelming. Los Angeles has many major water challenges to solve including water quality, the drought, water equity, and the increasingly severe impacts of climate change that threaten the wellbeing of our people and sustainability of our ecosystems.

There are many proposed solutions when it comes to answering these challenges including stormwater capture, conservation, efficient infrastructure, and recycled water. Each one individually is just a drop in the bucket, but together they all add up to a big impact.

Stormwater, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, ocean water, it can be hard to see the connection, but it’s time to start thinking about it all as one water. If local experts and the people of Los Angeles are ONE in their commitment to conserving this water as a precious resource, there is still time to share it with generations to come. But those conversations and actions must happen now, and Heal the Bay is honored to facilitate and support them at our Blue Table.

January’s Experts in the Chair will include:

Gabriella Lassos is the Program Director for Sacred Places Institute’s Indigenous Youth Environmental Justice Program focused on indigenous waters, sacred ecologies, just transitions, and marine protection.

Jessa Calderon is the Coordinator of Indigenous Oceans and Waters Protector Program for Sacred Places Institute. Jessa is a published author, songwriter, poet, hip-hop artist, performer, hypnotherapist, massage therapist, energy worker and offers guided meditations.

Annelisa Moe is a Water Quality Scientist with Heal the Bay focused on keeping L.A. water clean and safe by advocating for comprehensive and science-based water quality regulation and enforcement.

Mikaela Randolph is the Senior Watershed Specialist, Central Santa Monica Bay for Heal the Bay focused on supporting communities across this watershed and in the greater Los Angeles region to achieve high water quality outcomes through projects that have multi-benefits with a focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

Can’t make our January Blue Table Talk? Watch it LIVE wherever you are.


Check our #Commit2Conserve Drought Toolkit to watch the previous Blue Table Talks, see community awareness blogs and take our Climate Action Challenge.


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January 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Manhattan Beach Pier,
Manhattan Beach Pier 1100 The Strand
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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