Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) Invites Heal the Bay to Visit South Korea
The Seawall Controversy: An International Expedition to Saemangeum, South Korea
By: Jason Lee with contributions from Julian Kim, Victor Kim & Daniel Min
In the summer of 2016, the Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) invited Heal the Bay’s Education & Outreach Manager, Nancy Shrodes, to join them in exploring tidal management overseas. Jason Lee reports on the student group’s trip to the Saemangeum (pronounced say-man-geum) Seawall and highlights the controversies surrounding its construction and function. Continue reading
Relishing Reusable Bag Day
By: Jenn Swart, Programs Associate with Heal the Bay
The Ban the Bag Youth Summit trained students as bag-tivists.
In an election cycle where it might seem that only adults have the microphone, the youth of the greater LA area were able to voice their concerns by engaging the public in a real-life campaign action. By attending Heal the Bay’s Ban the Bag Youth Summit, 55 students and club members got trained as bag-tivists to host reusable bag giveaways in their communities in celebration of Reusable Bag Day on Oct 20th, 2016. Continue reading
Santa Monica High School’s Heal the Bay Club hits the pier for Coastal Cleanup Day
SaMoHi Joins Coastal Cleanup Day 2016
By Katie Osaki; Santa Monica High School’s Heal the Bay Club
On Sept. 17, our club participated in the Coastal Cleanup Day at the Santa Monica Pier location. We were part of an international effort organized by the Ocean Conservancy in which 90 countries participate and over 600,000 volunteers come out to clean the coast. Here in LA County, Heal the Bay oversees 50 coastal and inland sites where 10,000 people collected 30,000 pounds of trash! Continue reading
Keeping our beaches clean takes buckets of work
Venice High Cleans Venice Beach
By: Chris Selvo; Venice High School’s Heal the Bay Club
It was Saturday, September 10th, when Venice High School Heal the Bay went out on an excursion for a beach cleanup at Venice Pier. A dozen avid volunteers from the club humbly dedicated a few hours of their day, from 10am to 1pm, to picking up litter off the shore. Continue reading
Ban the Bag Youth Summit at Rio de Los Angeles State Park
Ban the Bag Youth Summit Debrief
By: Angelica Astorga
One World Club; King Drew High School
On Sept 25th 2016, fifty-five students from all over the greater LA area gathered at the Rio de Los Angeles State Park Recreation Center for a day of teen networking, environmental education and campaign planning. Angelica Astorga from Club Heal the Bay’s One World Club at King Drew Magnet High School remembers the day fondly:
Tackling the Bag Monster is the name of the game
During the Youth Summit all members interacted during the different workshops and became more educated on Prop 67— Continue reading
Is your club ready to join forces with Heal the Bay?
You’ll become a part of our teen network while receiving support, guidance, and rewards for all your green efforts.
Watch this video for an introduction to the Club Heal the Bay Partnership Program, then register your club using the link below.
Club Heal the Bay members receive awards and certificates to recognize all their green work for the 2015-16 school year.
Congratulations Clubs! A Club Heal the Bay Year in Review
By Jenn Swart, Youth Coordinator with Heal the Bay
Summertime and the livin’s easy! What a great time to look back on all of your achievements this year. Continue reading
Tongva Park on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica
Santa Monica High School Blitzes Tongva Park
By: Katie Osaki of the Santa Monica High School Heal the Bay Club
Photos were uploaded to iNaturalist as a part of the Blitz the Bay Club Challenge
On Friday, May 20th, 2016 our club met up in front of City Hall in Santa Monica to begin our BioBlitz at Tongva Park across the street. Continue reading
Fallon Rabin and the ACE Recycle Club from Thousand Oaks High School danced their way to the top of the Blitz the Bay Club Challenge.
Check out their blitzin’ moves!
To contribute your own Blitz the Bay Dance, check out the rules and dance tutorial.
We should’t have to worry about trashy waves!
Global Solutions for the World’s Ocean Pollution
By Fallon Rabin, president of the ACE Recycle Club
On Wednesday Arpil 20th, 2016 ACE Recycle Club’s Fallon Rabin attended the “Stopping Ocean Pollution” workshop hosted by the Clean Technology Council in Thousand Oaks, CA. The problems she learned about can be viewed as disheartening, but Fallon found inspiration by exploring the solutions. Continue reading