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Thanks to Randi Parent from Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for the heads up about the festival. The benefits of cleaning the beach are obvious: a cleaner environment for all to enjoy, and less trash in the ocean to harm both the marine habitat and the animals that live there. But on April 16th and 17th, [...]
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Whale of a Weekend highlights the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, which completes one of the longest migrations of any species, traveling 10,000 to 14,000 miles round trip between the arctic seas and the warm lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. This migration takes the whales past the Pier – sometimes within viewing distance [...]
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Come September, that oft-repeated query “Paper or plastic?” will no longer be uttered in supermarket checkout lanes in Santa Monica. With single-use plastic bags about as popular as restaurant ashtrays in this progressive beachfront city, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban their distribution in stores. The action was urged by Heal the Bay [...]
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Tuesday’s City Council agenda is deceptively short but rich with abstruse and controversial recommendations that should keep council members working well into the night. Probably the simplest and most well-known item is an ordinance banning throw-away plastic bags in the city’s retail stores. The statute has been on the council’s plate for several years and, [...]
Join the fun at the Back to School Safety Fair on August 31, between 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Virginia Avenue Park, Water Play Area. Free school supplies for kids in grade 6-12… while the stock lasts!
Back in April, Heal the Bay, seeked your support in spreading the word about plastic bags in Trashing Your Friends campaigns. They now need your support in the bill to ban single-use bags which is now in the Senate for a vote. AB 1998 will create one uniform policy across California for addressing all types of [...]
Water is critical for living and sustaining life. But how often do we appreciate and celebrate ocean and its gift of life to us? Well here is your chance. Stop by at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Ocean Appreciation Weekend on August 21st and 22nd, at 1600 Ocean Front Walk (beneath the carousel [...]
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