Thank You Thursday | June 26, 2014

As the largest consumer cooperative in the country, REI walks the talk–or hikes the hike, as it were. Champions of environmental stewardship and outdoor education, they donate millions of dollars and volunteer hours each year to support the vital work of nonprofits like Heal the Bay. Check out their unique GeoStories site for a multimedia peek into the environmental causes they support around the country.

Our Stream Team program has been the lucky beneficiary of REI’s generosity for years. Without REI’s support, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish our critical Malibu Creek water quality monitoring and habitat restoration efforts.

Heal the Bay believes in curious, conscious, continual exploration and preservation of our aquatic environment, and REI embodies those values.

Thanks, REI, for helping us heal the Bay!



Corporate Healer cleanups in recent weeks chalked up some impressive numbers: collectively, employees of these civic-minded corporations amassed more than 300 pounds of trash and more than 3,000 cigarette butts!  Thanks so much to the following ten Corporate Healers: AOL, Shopzilla, Avery Dennison, Symantec, Lionsgate Entertainment, Horizon Media, Salesforce, Ares Management, Disney VoluntEARS and Performics.


Thanks also to the Santa Monica Rotary Foundation for supporting our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and we’re grateful that Safeway Foundation is once again committed to helping with Coastal Cleanup Day.  And last but not least, we thank the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for their generous support of our Sustainable Fisheries work.


REI Kayak trip with Heal the Bay