Heal the Bay’s next Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 17, will coincide with the largest volunteer day on the planet that takes place every third Saturday of every September.
Leading up to this weekend’s event, 850 elementary school students from underserved schools in the Los Angeles County visited the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and the beach for the 13th annual Coastal Education day Wednesday. The students had the opportunity to learn about pollution prevention, explore the beach and tour Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and participate in a group beach cleanup.
For many visiting students, this was their first trip to the beach and the day was designed to connect them to the ocean and its importance to all of Southern California with the goal of demonstrating how each student can play a role in the watershed health.
For more information on Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup day and to get involved visit: healthebay.org/volunteer/coastal-cleanup-day-1, or head to the beach Saturday morning.