The Seawall Controversy: An International Expedition to Saemangeum, South Korea

PAVA World Invites Heal the Bay to visit South Korea

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

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Relishing Reusable Bag Day
By: Jenn Swart, Programs Associate  with Heal the Bay

Ban the Bag Youth Summit trained students as bag-tivists

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

SaMoHi Joins Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

Santa Monica High School's Heal the Bay Club hits the pier on Coastal Cleanup Day

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

Venice High Cleans Venice Beach

 

Buckets of Trash from Venice Beach

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 Debrief

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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:

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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