Get Outdoors and Get Involved!


Yes, the days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air most mornings. But, here in Southern California, we are fortunate to have beautiful weather in November that allows us to enjoy our beautiful shoreline and give back by getting outdoors and getting involved in a clean-up event during this month of thanksgiving and gratitude!

> On the first Saturday of every month, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium sponsors a native garden workday and beach clean up. On Saturday, November 3, plan on joining the aquarium’s education staff and volunteers in maintaining Cabrillo’s Native Garden and learning more about its plant and animal inhabitants.

> Likewise a little further north, the West Los Angeles chapter of Surfrider is also sponsoring a beach cleanup beginning at 10 a.m. on November 3 at Topanga.

> Malibu Creek State Park is beautiful any time of the year, but especially in November when the trees are sporting their autumnal glory. On November 10, you can enjoy the beauty of the park as well as get involved in restoring the Malibu Creek Watershed. Heal the Bay has partnered with Mountains Restoration Trust in these ongoing creek restoration events. It’s a great way to get outdoors and get involved!

> It’s good to be green! Green Festival, the nation’s largest  environmental consumer event makes its return to Los Angeles on November 17-18, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Green Festival is a great place to find the latest in sustainable products and Fair Trade gifts for the fast-approaching holiday season.

> If you’d rather be outside, then join Save Our Beach in Seal Beach on November 17 for a beach cleanup. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. at 820 Ocean Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Your contact for this event is [email protected]. RSVPs are recommended.

> Nothin’ but Sand in November! Heal the Bay’s Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup will take place on November 17 at Will Rogers State Beach. Join volunteers at 10 a.m. and help clean up one of LA’s most popular beaches!

> After that big Thanksgiving dinner, a ramble on the rocks is just what you’ll need. On November 24, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s staff will conduct an educational tour of Point Fermin State Marine Park. It’s a great way to learn more about tide pools and the sea creatures that call these rocks their home.

Please check out all of the month’s events by visiting our calendar. If you have an event you would like to include on our calendar, email us at [email protected].

Photo courtesy of Bisayan lady.


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