Here is a a message from Heal the Bay!
To do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19, Heal the Bay is following guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Health and suspending all public programs, including programming at Heal the Bay Aquarium, effective immediately. Heal the Bay Aquarium is closed and all Heal the Bay public program activities are suspended through March 31, 2020 to accommodate social distancing and help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
Suspended public programs include: Speakers Bureau, Beach Cleanups (Nothin’ But Sand, Suits on the Sand & Adopt-A-Beach), Angler Outreach Program, Wednesday Volunteers, Marine Protected Area Watch as well as Heal the Bay Aquarium (Birthday Parties, Field Trips, public hours & special events).
We plan to re-open our Aquarium to the public on April 1, 2020, and will provide updates as new information becomes available. Our Aquarium staff will remain working at our facility to provide care for the animals and conduct maintenance. Heal the Bay staff will work remotely and in the main office during this time.
For the health and well-being of all, please take proper precautions to limit the spread of illness. Please follow these guidelines:
- Please stay home if you feel sick and/or have a fever, cough or shortness of breath.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. (If a tissue is unavailable, use your upper sleeve or inside your bent elbow.)
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Make frequent use of hand sanitizer if available.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Follow all directives and guidelines by your health care provider.
- Get a flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.
For more information, visit Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and view the LA Mayor’s Directive about COVID-19 LA City Guidelines.
If you have any questions, please Contact Us.
Protect what you love and join Heal the Bay for their monthly Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup on March 21.
They provide the supplies, all you need to do is register, sign a waiver, and show up!
- Date: March 21
- Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Location: Venice Beach – Rose Ave. 300 Oceanfront Walk. Venice, Ca 90291
About the host: Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy. healthebay.org
- Each volunteer registers individually unless they are with a youth group or family
- Individuals under 18: Reserve a ticket and bring a signed waiver form to the cleanup
- Youth Group Leaders: For groups with students under 18. You can register groups of 2-100 people under the Youth Group ticket type. All participants need a signed waiver form
- Families: Reserve a ticket and write in the names of partner/children
- Sold out? If general admission sells out, you can register at the cleanup. However, you will be responsible for bringing your own cleanup supplies: a bucket or trash bag, and a garden glove or latex gloves
Sign a Waiver
- Individuals over 18 and Families sign a virtual waiver through Eventbrite (when reserving a ticket)
- Group and Individuals Under 18 must bring a signed waiver form to the cleanup.
- Service hour forms will be signed by the beach captain at the end of the cleanup. Please do this the day of the cleanup as we cannot verify service hours after the event
- Help us make Nothin’ But Sand a zero-waste event by bringing your own buckets, garden gloves, and a reusable water bottle
- Be prepared to be outside for 2-3 hours. Beach weather can be unpredictable, so we recommend dressing in layers. Water is available at all cleanups.
- If you have any questions or concerns please email Emely Garcia our Beach Programs Manager at [email protected]
Note: Nothin’ But Sand is a rain or shine event. Cleanups are only cancelled for lightning or thunderstorms. We will still hold the cleanup in light and steady rain.