LA's best beach party.
Party like a sea star at our annual gala! After you walk the Blue Carpet with LA's movers and shakers, enjoy classy cocktails, fabulous food and enchanting entertainment–all under a stunning Santa Monica sunset. And the best part? While sipping that sundowner, you're helping Heal the Bay ensure our ocean, beaches and watersheds are safe, healthy and clean for generations to come.
Read about this year's honorees:
As Chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board, Felicia Marcus has elevated the issue of water conservation to the national stage. She has been instrumental in changing how California uses this precious resource in a changing climate and time of extended drought. Marcus, a longtime environmental attorney, also served as one of the founding members of Heal the Bay. She provided legal guidance when the organization successfully pressured the city of Los Angeles to stop dumping raw sewage into the Bay.
Lifeguard Division of the L.A. County Fire Department
As if rescuing more than 10,000 swimmers every year wasn’t enough, the Lifeguard Division of the L.A. County Fire Department plays a crucial role as coastal stewards. As longtime partners on our policy and education initiatives, the guards are being recognized for protecting swimmers, educating about hazards from poor water quality to riptides, and safeguarding local marine protected areas.
For more than 15 years, Wells Fargo has supported Heal the Bay's education programs, ensuring that tens of thousands of underserved students have the opportunity to visit the beach, experience marine life up close at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and develop a lifelong passion for the ocean. Paul Stimpfl, who serves as senior vice president of its U.S. Corporate Banking unit, has been a key liaison.
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