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Welcome Back, Whales!

by Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater  It seemed like a great idea. Let’s go whale watching! Countless migrating pods of Pacific Gray whales, Blue whales, Humpbacks – even Orcas – had recently been spotted just beyond Santa Monica Bay. My husband and I hadn’t been whale watching in years and our young son had never been.…

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Engages, Educates

Recently, LA Stormwater sat down with Mike Schaadt, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Director, to learn more about the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the many engaging and educational programs and exhibits offered at the San Pedro aquarium. From the Sea Scare, a Halloween-themed ocean celebration planned later this month to winter whale watching, from an aquatic nursery to…

Touching

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager With summer almost over, my BFF Angela and I decided to take our young children down to San Pedro this past weekend to visit the tide pools just below the Point Fermin lighthouse. I was optimistic that our kids would see and touch a few sea creatures they…

Water LA Works To Capture, Conserve, Reuse

For almost 20 years, Melanie Winter has dedicated her life’s work to revitalizing the Los Angeles River and educating Angelenos about the richness and beauty of LA’s founding water body. She established The River Project in 2001 with the mission of working towards a living Los Angeles River, nourished by a healthy watershed. She played an…

Put It To Good Re-Use LA!

by Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager The improving weather of the past few weeks (this past weekend doesn’t count!) keeps reminding us all that spring is here! And, for many of us, spring is also a reminder that there are a few home improvement projects that we told ourselves we’d tackle once the…

Cleaning Up Our Coast

Beach cleanups are vital to the health of our coastal environment, and every year on Coastal Cleanup Day, more than 60,000 volunteers throughout California spend part of a September weekend picking up more than 300,000 tons of trash from beaches and inland waterways before the rainy season begins. This year is no different. The 2012 California…

Making the Grade

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager I love the ocean. I always have. I guess it’s in my blood. My father was a officer in the Naval Reserves, having served in World War II, and growing up, my family would often spend our spring vacations on Coronado Island in San Diego, staying at…

Santa Monica Baykeeper Stands Up for Clean Water

Liz Crosson joined Santa Monica Baykeeper as its executive director in May 2010, and her current work focuses on eliminating pollution and preventing the degradation of Southern California’s aquatic and coastal ecosystems. With Santa Monica Baykeeper’s inaugural Splash: Stand Up for Clean Water Paddleboard Race and Environmental Festival under her belt, Liz sat down with LA Stormwater to talk…

Healing the Bay, and Beyond

Mark Gold was the first hire of Heal the Bay after having volunteered for the young organization since 1986. Twenty-five years later, Mark has stepped down as the organization’s president in order to become an associate director of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Now, we would never try to sum up two decades…

A Day Without A Bag, By Heal The Bay

By Meredith McCarthy, Heal the Bay Programs Director The holidays are a time for giving thanks – for family, for friends, for good will among all people. Here in Southern California we should also remember to be thankful for our oceans, which provide so much therapeutic and economic value to millions of beachgoers each year.…

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