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How to Turn Clean Beaches Week Into a Clean Beaches Summer

Where are you spending your 4th of July? With this sunny weather we’ve been having and the beautiful ocean right at our fingertips, it’s likely that many of you are spending it at the beach! And we don’t blame you! However, we do ask that while you are out there showing your love for your…

Making Waves for the 25th Anniversary of Kids Ocean Day

On an early May morning, over 4,500 students, teachers, and volunteers congregated on the beaches of Los Angeles as a testament of their love for the ocean through Kids Ocean Day. Although the sun remained hidden behind the clouds, the anticipation and significance of the day illuminated the beach. This year’s annual beach clean-up was…

Made Weekend Plans Yet?

Summer may have ended, but Los Angeles residents are lucky to enjoy lush sunny weather year-round. This upcoming weekend, enjoy the balmy weather in LA’s backyard by joining one of three events below. From rain barrels to clean ups there is something to keep you busy! Ballona Wetlands Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 179:00am-12:00pm303 Culver…

Monthly Events: Kick-start Fall with a Little Community Building!

What better way to welcome the change in seasons than with a volunteer or community event this month? If you didn’t have a chance to lend a hand for the environment this past summer, it’s not too late to jump right in to help green L.A. this fall. And if you did volunteer, we’re sure…

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Venice Beach

We all know that Venice Beach is funky, a sort of renaissance amusement park along the beach in West Los Angeles. The boardwalk is known for its eclectic street vendors, artists, musicians, muscles and some of the best surf in LA County. But we did you know the following about one of our favorite summer…

5,000 Los Angeles Kids Cleanup Dockweiler State Beach, Form Human Mosaic Calling to “Sustain Life”

PLAYA DEL REY, CA—Confirming their commitment to protecting marine life, 5,000 area students and their teachers participated at the Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup and formed an aerial artwork in celebration of Kids Ocean Day. The event was hosted by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education, the California Coastal Commission, the City of Los Angeles, Keep Los Angeles…

LA’s Efforts to Transform Water Quality at Three Heal the Bay F-Grade Beaches

Today the local environmental group Heal the Bay issued its annual beach report card in time for the start of the summer beach season, providing beach goers with important water quality information. Without fail, over the last few years, Santa Ynez Beach, Castle Rock Beach and Inner Cabrillo Beach have received poor grades when it…

California Beach Pollution Still on the Rise

Information taken from LA Times article: California beaches face a rising tide of pollution, study finds by: Amy Littlefield The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) reports a 4% increase in beach pollution violations from 2007-2008. According to the NRDC report, which collects data through the Environmental Protection Agency, 10% of water samples at California beaches…

Public Weighs In on Heavy Metals and Bacteria Pollution

On March 3, 2009 the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program held the second of three stakeholder workshops to discuss the Ballona Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plans or—in laymen’s terms—plans that will identify stormwater projects for improving the water quality of Ballona Creek and the Estuary. The City of Los Angeles Watershed…

Student Buses Still Needed for 2009 Kids Ocean Day

2009 Kids Ocean Day: Malibu Foundation Calls for Student Buses Malibu Foundation’s 2009 Kids Ocean Day Beach Cleanup Event lost bus funding from the Santa Monica Conservancy, when their order of 72 buses was canceled last Thursday. The buses play an integral part to the event, as approximately 5,000 elementary students from LA City and…

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    Aerial Art at Kids Ocean Day 2010