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After Earth Day: Ways to Stay Involved in Environmental Activities in the LA Area

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at LMU chapter.

Earth Day was on April 22nd, and it is a great reminder to care for our planet year round. Here’s a list of local volunteering opportunities to make an impact with environmental activism.

Volunteer with Friends of Ballona Wetlands for Restoration and Creek Clean-Ups

Habitat restoration volunteering usually takes place on Fridays or Saturdays, however you must register in advance on their website. Volunteers help remove invasive vegetation from the wetlands.

Visit: https://www.ballonafriends.org/volunteer

Attend Beach Clean-Ups with SurfriderLA or Heal the Bay

Visit: https://www.surfrider.org 

Follow @surfriderla on instagram for local beach cleanup updates and locations.

Sign Up for Outdoor Volunteer Day: Alta Vicente

This event takes place on May 7th, 2022 from 9am-12pm in Palos Verdes. Volunteers will help remove invasive vegetation from Alta Vicente Reserve.

Visit: https://pvplc.org/event/outdoor-volunteer-day-may7/

Stay Informed on Local Government

This month, LA County passed an ordinance that will ban polystyrene products (a type of plastic), require that all single-use foodware will be compostable or recyclable, and require that full service and dine-in restaurants use reusable foodware. This ordinance was made possible by organizations such as SurfriderLA who provided updates and urged people to take action, and by members of the community who petitioned for the ordinance, sent emails, and wrote public comments in support. If you live in LA County, look out for future legislation that you can support for environmental protection and justice.

Hi I'm Ashley McCluskey and I am a Junior Urban Studies major at Loyola Marymount University!