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Happy Friday ESP Members!
Before you start getting ready for a fun filled weekend, make sure to find the following items for our upcoming hike, this Sunday, September 23rd to Trail Canyon Falls in Tujunga:
Please arrive at CSULB Parking Lot 1 no later than 7:45am for our 8:00am departure.
Also, we will be hosting our next meeting in HSCI Room 105 on Monday, September 24th from 12:30pm-1:30pm. We will cover ideas and plans for Eco Week, so bring all of your creative energy!
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Take care and I look forward to seeing everyone at the hike!
"Now it begins, let it begin
cleanup time, hey, cleanup time..."~ John Lennon
Heal the Bay's September Edition of blue -- A monthly round-up of enviro news you can use
As part of our mission to make Southern California waters safe, healthy and clean, each year we call upon Angelenos to join the world's largest single-day volunteer event, Coastal Cleanup Day to be held this year on Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.-noon.
IN THIS ISSUE
Join Heal the Bay for the big kahuna of cleanups Free concert tickets and more for CCD volunteers Please accept our thank you for picking up trash in your community. Read more... Kayak, mountain bike or SCUBA dive to remove debris Discover the many ways you can enjoy the outdoors and remove debris from local beaches, rivers, parks and streets Read more... Can't Make Coastal Cleanup Day? Find out how you can still help clean up L.A. even if you can't join us on 9/15. Read more... Join tens of thousands of Angelenos to beautify your community.
Tired of trash? So are a lot of other Southern Californians, which is why we band together each September to help rid our local beaches, rivers, parks and streets of debris.Whether you want to pick up trash in Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes or at Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists on Manchester Avenue, we have a cleanup site for you.You won't need any special training or equipment However, Heal the Bay encourages volunteers to go Zero Waste and bring their own buckets, reusable bags and gloves to pick up trash. After all, we are an environmental group!And if you want to get really gonzo about cleaning up, we need you at one of our Code Red sites, which are swamped with tons of rash and debris, such as plastic bags. Volunteers can make a huge impact at these locations, which this year include: Arroyo Seco, Dominguez Channel (Artesia Transit Center and Wilmington Marinas) and Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park. Meet Blue Demon, Jr., get free jazz concert tickets and more...
Come to the Lake Balboa Park cleanup site in Van Nuys and meet this masked hombre.Among the celebrities making an appearance at Coastal Cleanup Day will be Mexican luchador and pro-wrestler Blue Demon, Jr., who will take down trash at the Lake Balboa Park site in Van Nuys.Additional highlights include a cleanup celebrating African American heritage at the historic Bay Street Beach in Santa Monica, sometimes known as the "Inkwell." The city beach site was a popular hangout for African Americans in Los Angeles County from the 1920s to the early 1960s, long after racial restrictions on public beaches were invalidated in 1927. Santa Monica Conservancy docents will be on hand to educate volunteers about the history of the site. Volunteers will also learn about environmental concerns at Bay Street Beach. Members of the NAACP, Black Surfing Assn. and L.A. Black Underwater Explorers will attend.Plus, the first 100 people who volunteer at this site will receive a free ticket to the Jazz for the Environment Concert at EarthFest L.A. 2012 at 2 p.m. in Culver City at West L.A. College. Jazz for the Environment is headlined by double Grammy Award-winning smooth jazz legend, guitarist Paul Brown; chart topping contemporary jazz musician Darren Rahn, vocalist Wendy Moten; jazz fusion band DW3; and Motown-influenced singer/songwriter Chris Lightfoot.To ensure that you won't get a sunburn, Neutrogena has generously donated enough sunscreen for each participant at Coastal Cleanup Day to take home a full-size bottle (while supplies last).Mobile service UMeTime is offering CCD volunteers an app that shares special rewards and offers from local businesses near cleanup sites in Venice and Santa Monica. Sign up to be notified of the app's launch.Wait! There's more! Volunteers who clean the beach on 9/15 get free admission to our Aquarium. You read that right. Free! No passes needed. Get some exercise in the fresh air and remove debris at these sites
New for 2012, a mountain bike site, co-sponsored by Mountains Restoration Trust, where cyclists can help haul out junk from an area in the Malibu Creek Watershed that's difficult to reach on foot or via car. Register Now!SCUBA-certified divers will get a chance to clear underwater debris at dive sites at Leo Carrillo State Beach, Redondo Beach and the Santa Monica and Malibu piers.Kayakers are welcome to join the Santa Monica Bay Restoration for a kayak cleanup in Marina del Rey, with registration required.
Find out how you can still help protect what you love!
Help us sustain our work to keep our waters safe, healthy and clean.Here are some ways you can help us keep our local waterways healthy and clean:
- Donate! Just $20 can help us defray the costs of a cleanup site.
- Schedule yourself and your friends for an upcoming Nothin' But Sand Cleanup, held every third Saturday (except December).
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@healthebay) and stay up-to-date on our advocacy and community work. Subscribe to our enewsletters to get more in-depth.
- Join or Renew Today! Help us continue to bring children to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium; train volunteers and advocate for safe, healthy and clean water with local and state governments.
EVENTSExplore the history of African-American ocean culture via a screening and discussion of documentary White Wash
September 16Santa Monica Main Public LibraryBecome part of the ocean pollution solution at ourSeptember 22Homeboy Industries, downtown Los AngelesRow 33 miles across the sea to benefit Heal the Bay at the First Annual Catalina Charity RowSeptember 29Mother's Beach to Catalina IslandWant to get more involved with Heal the Bay? Come to our monthly Volunteer Orientation.October 8Heal the Bay's main office
Stuff We LikeOne woman's quest to live without plastic.Get your next reusable bag from Homeboy Industries, whose mission is jobs not jails.Prepare for a rainy day with free rainbarrels for Santa Monica residents from Sustainable Works.Meet the new wolf-eel at our Aquarium! We think he's cute. What do you think? Action Alert GET INVOLVED | JOIN OR DONATE | VISIT THE AQUARIUM | CONTACT US MAIN OFFICE: 1444 9th Street, Santa Monica CA 90401 | Santa Monica Pier Aquarium: 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica CA 90401
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