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Pollution Controls Increase Attendance On Beaches
2013-06-06 11:53:23

Duke University Southern California beaches with storm drain diversion systems attract millions more people annually, a new study in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin shows. The study looked at whether improving the environmental quality of coastal areas through policy intervention had an effect on the way people use coastal areas. Researchers found a direct correlation between increased attendance and the installation of storm drain diversions at 26 beaches in Santa Monica Bay and...

2011-05-11 19:53:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of runners from across Los Angeles will gather in Santa Monica this Sunday, May 15th, for the sixth annual Santa Monica Classic. The event, which includes both 5K & 10K races, will continue the tradition of raising funds and awareness for environmental non-profit Heal the Bay. More than 4,000 participants will race through Santa Monica, down a palm-lined course that showcases stunning ocean views as runners charge down Ocean Avenue...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-opportunity, Santa Monica's natural food cooperative and source for organic and local products since 1974, announced today its corporate sponsorship of Heal the Bay. Co-opportunity is joining Heal the Bay's Corporate Healer Beach Cleanup program as a Major sponsor, with a $5,000 donation. The Corporate Healer sponsorship is part of Co-opportunity's revamped reusable bag program. "We are thrilled to do our part in helping Heal the...

2011-03-15 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Winter turns to Spring and more people are enjoying the outdoors, SoCal Honda and Heal the Bay are once again teaming up to make sure Los Angeles-area coastal areas and watersheds are safe, healthy and clean. Last year, a record number of volunteers, including the Helpful Guys in Blue, collected more than 100,000 pounds of ocean-bound trash from local watersheds as part of Heal the Bay's annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Los Angeles. As an...

2010-03-08 14:54:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cydcor, the leading provider of outsourced, face-to-face sales teams, recently collected 50 pounds of trash and other debris during a beach cleanup for Heal the Bay, an organization dedicated to making a difference in the quality of the Southern California coast. Cydcor was also the first corporate volunteer group of 2010 for Heal the Bay. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100308/LA66853) Eighty Cydcor Office team members...

2009-09-10 06:02:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Heal the Bay today released its inaugural list of Los Angeles County's five most debris-impacted waterways and sent out an urgent call for volunteers to help restore the sites as part of Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 19. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090909/LA72114) The "Code Red" locations in need of special attention are Ballona Creek, Compton Creek, Dominguez Channel, L.A. River at Elysian Park and Ken Malloy...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Daily Breezeial Southern California beaches received their annual grading from the Natural Resources Defense Council this week, and some of the results were appalling. Swimmers might conclude that they should look, but not touch. Beautiful Santa Catalina Island produced the ugliest results. Beaches at Avalon got four of the 10 worst rankings. The absolute worst, Avalon beach north of the pier, had excessive bacterial contamination in 83 percent of its weekly water samplings. The...

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2006-05-24 07:09:53

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Beach sand can be teeming with bacteria even when the ocean water is clean, according to a study released on Tuesday. Health officials have long known that urban runoff pollutes ocean water with microbes including E. coli and enterococci bacteria found in fecal material. The study by University of California, Los Angeles researchers found microbes can grow in the sand as well, and remain there long after the ocean has flushed itself clean. "Even on days when the water is...

2006-01-17 15:10:44

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two million gallons of raw sewage spilled onto Southern California beaches, closing some 10 miles of coastline to surfers and beach goers for days, officials said on Tuesday. Water quality and sanitation officials said the spillage, which sent raw sewage bubbling up from manholes into a handful of homes, onto the sand and into the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, was the worst in about a decade. "It is definitely one of the largest spills in years. It was pretty...


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