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Local Organizations

Local Organizations

Heal the Bay

Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental group dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy again for people and marine life. Used by almost everyone in Southern California, the beaches and coastal waters are one of the region's most important natural resources. Heal the Bay considers its constituency to be everyone who fishes, jogs, bikes, swims, picnics or simply comes to enjoy the view. Since 1985, Heal the Bay has successfully worked with local and federal government, industry and the public to clean up Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters. Scientific evidenceh has shown that the overall health of the Bay has improved due to the actions of Heal the Bay.


James Alamillo, Heal the Bay
Frankie Orrala, Heal the Bay
Mark Gold, Heal the Bay


Local Organizations

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA)

The CMA is an educational, recreational and research facility that encourages public participation in promoting knowledge and conservation of Southern California’s marine life. It has provided marine education for more than 60 years, and is a facility of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. Located on the shore at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro—within walking distance of some of the more contaminated fishing areas—CMA is dedicated to providing a useful, real-world understanding of the marine environment and is committed to serving as a key source of information concerning coastal DDT, PCB and mercury contamination and the associated health risks. CMA serves as the lead collaborator and principal implementing agency for the fish contamination exhibit design and installation.


Alfonso Montiel, Aquarium Educator Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Steve Vogel, Education Curator Cabrillo Marine Aquarium