Getting a Grip on Oil in Hermosa Beach

It’s been a busy week for Heal the Bay, recovering from yet another sold out “Bring Back the Beach” gala and trying to get a handle on the fish die-off in Marina del Rey over the weekend.

 But we didn’t want to lose track of an inspirational event last Saturday – Heal the Bay’s “Nothin’ but Sand” cleanup in Hermosa Beach. More than 600 people pitched in near the Pier. But it wasn’t your average clean-up.

 In partnership with Surfrider Foundation and Keep Hermosa Hermosa, volunteers topped their beach cleaning service off by joining hands along the shore in a “Hands Across the Sand” statement against proposed oil drilling in Hermosa Beach.

Volunteers came from around Los Angeles — Lincoln Heights, Panorama City, Topanga, Diamond Bar, Palos Verdes and more – to provide service and encourage Hermosa Beach voters to stay strong against oil drilling in their community. Many volunteers expressed fears of how any mishap associated with oil drilling in Hermosa could impact all of Los Angeles, and the beach and ocean environments we all care about and love.

Interested in learning more and joining the fight against big oil? Check out Heal the Bay’s website for updates and sign up to join our activist team.

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