PGK (Project Giving Kids) is now Create the Change®!
Marslaidh Ryan , Aquarium Director
1444 9th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


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.

Heal the Bay is most known for beach cleanups. Every third Saturday of the month we host an all-ages, public beach cleanup called Nothin' But Sand at various L.A. County beaches. Our staff scientists, policy analysts, community organizers, and educators are experts in their field, working on reducing water pollution, protecting fragile coastal and watershed habitats, and improving water infrastructure throughout Greater Los Angeles. We are greatly supported by our volunteers, and are deeply grateful to them. Visit to learn more about volunteer opportunities, and our Heal the Bay Aquarium located underneath the Santa Monica Pier.

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Service Opportunities

Not interested or able to attend our beach cleanups but want to help Heal the Bay protect our beaches and the marine animals that live in our ocean waters? Maybe you are a rockstar at raising ...
Every Tuesday at 11am PDT, we're going Live from
Help pick up litter and trash while having a fun day at the beach! Heal the Bay's Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanups are a great way to complete community service hours, have fun with your friends ...
3 - 4+ hrs
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 ...

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