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Coastal Cleanup Month 2020

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 8:00 pm

Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer day to protect our environment and raise awareness about the global threat of pollution. Volunteers from all over the world do their part to clean local beaches, rivers, creeks, parks, and neighborhoods.

This year as the LA County Coordinator, in order to keep our community safe amidst COVID-19, Heal the Bay will promote Coastal Cleanup Month as we encourage individuals, families, and households to participate in cleanups throughout the entire month of September.

Each week we will highlight the wonders of a different section of our watershed with special curriculum, zoom panels with experts, and best practices to get outside and clean up in your own area.

WEEK ONE September 5-11: Top of Watersheds and Mountain Areas.
WEEK TWO September 12-18: Creeks, Rivers and Neighborhoods
WEEK THREE September 20-26: Wetlands and Beaches

Last year, Heal the Bay organized 13,914 volunteers and removed 30,165 pounds of trash and debris from LA County in a span of three hours.
It’s easy to participate. No special equipment or experience is necessary, and all are welcome


September 5 @ 8:00 am
September 30 @ 8:00 pm
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Heal the Bay’s Calendar features Aquarium, Beach, Outreach, Community Science and Youth events in Los Angeles County.

Want to quickly register for an event you see listed on our calendar? Hop over to Eventbrite and complete your registration. Please note, only events that require registration are listed on Eventbrite.

Interested in doing a private beach cleanup? Check out our Suits on the Sand and Adopt-A-Beach experiences.

Wanna roll up your sleeves and become a Heal the Bay Volunteer? We have five distinct volunteer programs that we offer. Each program has a specific training associated with it as well as its own volunteer roles.
Aquarium – Aquarium volunteers work at Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier. They support various public programs from interpreting at touch tanks to ensuring the success of private events. They also attend outreach events and represent Heal the Bay all over Los Angeles.

Beach – Beach cleanup volunteers support our Adopt-A-Beach and Coastal Cleanup Day programs. Our Beach Captain volunteers support Nothin’ But Sand public beach cleanups and Suits on the Sand private cleanups, and have the opportunity to attend Coastal Cleanup Day Site Captain training.

Outreach – These volunteers take Heal the Bay knowledge all over Los Angeles. Speakers Bureau volunteers present both virtually and in-person in classrooms, business meetings, at beach cleanups, festivals, and more.

Community Science – MPA Watch Volunteers survey marine protected areas (MPAs) in Malibu and Palos Verdes. They monitor, collect data, and get to walk along some of California’s most stunning beaches.

Youth – Middle and high school students register their school club with Club Heal the Bay to be part of a larger environmental advocacy community. In return, clubs receive recognition and rewards for their civic action projects. To get started as a Heal the Bay volunteer, attend a Volunteer Orientation.

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