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Ready to Save The Planet?

Adopt-a-Beach

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Choose your neighborhood, beach, park, creek, or trail near you in Los Angeles County, California. Get started by completing our online application.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Commit to showing some TLC to your favorite outdoor space and receive a virtual presentation from Heal the Bay’s Speakers Bureau before your first cleanup as well as educational resources.

DESCRIPTION

Volunteer while staying safe and practicing physical distancing through Heal the Bay’s Adopt a Beach program. Commit to three cleanups in one year at your chosen outdoor place (a neighborhood, beach, park, creek, or trail) anywhere in Greater Los Angeles. Use our new app to track the trash you remove and help change environmental policies locally and globally.

Heal the Bay’s Adopt-a-Beach Program gives individuals and households the opportunity to learn about and participate in the conservation of our outdoor places. All participants will receive a virtual safety talk from Heal the Bay’s Speakers Bureau, educational resources, and fun games, as well as an official Certificate of Completion from Heal the Bay and California Coastal Commission. 

Commitment: Complete three cleanups within a year and get an official Certificate of Completion.


ITEMS NEEDED

PPE (masks and gloves), hand sanitizer, a bucket or bag, close-toed shoes, and a reusable water bottle.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

You are well on your way to being the SOLUTION TO OCEAN POLLUTION! The following online application is for individuals and households looking to commit to at least three cleanups per year. Follow the instructions as you go along the page and Heal the Bay will be in contact with you to confirm all the details of your adoption request. If you have any questions, please email our Beach Programs Manager, Emely Garcia



WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Visit our website.
  2. Fill out the application and agreement online: Sign-Up
  3. After your application is received, you will receive a confirmation with cleanup details, a virtual safety talk, and educational resources.
  4. Cleanup time! Gather all materials needed for a safe cleanup, including PPE (masks and gloves), hand sanitizer, a bucket or bag, close-toed shoes, and a reusable water bottle.
  5. Track your data! Download the data tracking application on your phone (Heal the Bay will provide detailed instructions).
  6. After your cleanup, dispose items collected in the appropriate receptacle, wash your hands, and sanitize all gear used.  Make sure to submit your data and a photo to our Beach Programs Manager!
  7. Tips for finding cleanup supplies around the house

You are well on your way to being the SOLUTION TO OCEAN POLLUTION! The following online application is for individuals and households looking to commit to at least three cleanups per year. Follow the instructions as you go along the page and Heal the Bay will be in contact with you to confirm all the details of your adoption request. If you have any questions, please email our Beach Programs Manager, Emely Garcia

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