Earth Day, April 22nd, is a chance to strengthen and mobilize the public all over the world to demonstrate their commitment to environmental awareness. The Earth Day international network champions environmental initiatives all over the world.
The explosion in Los Angeles’ population over the past 100 years is putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the environment. Inadequately treated sewage caused dead zones in the Santa Monica Bay as the quality of water became harmful to all life. The efforts of Heal the Bay and those who supported its environmental work resulted in the EPA mandating strict processes for the treatment of sewage. Water quality in the Bay has since improved.
The Bay still faces ongoing challenges, however, from over harvesting of fish to marine debris. By addressing the issue of ocean pollution, Heal the Bay has made positive change possible and continues to facilitate regulations and legislation that will help keep our Bay clean for future generations.
One of Heal the Bay’s goals is that the state of California should assume the leading role in preventing marine debris from destroying marine life and harming the coastal economy. The group supports and sponsors legislation that benefits our Bay and our coastline. For a complete list of bills intended to address the problem of debris in our ocean and on our coastline, you may go online to www.healthebay.org.
In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, 2013, attorneys at the Los Angeles law firm of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, one of the largest law firms in California dedicated exclusively to representing injured people, has made a generous contribution to Heal the Bay. We support the efforts of Heal the Bay to maintain the ecological, economic, and recreational value of our ocean and our coast.