SOCIAL IMPACT | Heal the Bay - Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup on Earth Day

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Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup on Earth Day is an international day of action to protect our oceans, watersheds, and wildlife from trash and debris. PMI-Los Angeles Chapter (PMI-LA) Social Impact Team is excited to announce that we will be participating in the beach clean-up event hosted by Heal the Bay.

Join your fellow PMI-LA members for three (3) hours at Santa Monica North Beach - Pier to assist with the beach cleanup and be part of this international movement! 

Please do not forget to select your T-shirt size when registering for this event (larger and smaller sizes can be guaranteed for those signing up prior to March 31).  When you arrive at the venue, there will be a main registration table, but you will want to look for the PMI-LA check-in table since we are registered as a group. Wear your green PMI Social Impact t-shirts! If you don't have one, please email with your shirt size and we will bring it for you at the clean-up. Please plan to change into the new shirt so we can see recognize each other easily during the event as it has an amazing turnout!

You are welcome to invite your family and friends to join you. 

Santa Monica Beach is a zero-waste site. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles and any snacks you will need for the event.  Gloves are provided, but if you have your own trash picker please bring it.  Please remember sunscreen.

Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup on Earth Day

For 33 years, Heal the Bay has coordinated 30-70 cleanup sites across Los Angeles County as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2022, we experienced a significant return of our participation numbers with over 4,500 volunteers coming out to 39 coastal, underwater, kayak, and inland sites. Heal the Bay is aiming to have around 55 sites and hoping to have over 7,000 volunteers!


PMI Hours for Impact

A total of 3.0 PMI Hours for Impact will be awarded to the volunteers. PMI-LA will submit your hours of Impact!

No further action is required.



Santa Monica North Beach Pier

1500 Appian Way

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Parking information:  [Click Here for Parking Info]

Directions & Parking

Below you can find the best modes of transportation for visiting us.
We highly encourage alternative methods of transportation to avoid heavy traffic.

By Car

From I-10 West
exit 1-A to 4th & 5th streets, stay in the right lane to make a right on 4th Street at the light.  Make the first left on Colorado Boulevard and drive straight until you hit Ocean Ave. Turn left onto Ocean Ave. Make a right on Seaside Terrace – this is a small side street after the traffic light onto Pacific Coast Highway.  Take the next right on Appian Way – this will take you to Lot 1 North on the other side of the Pier.

From Pacific Coast Highway South
If you are driving to Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway, you can enter Lot 1 North by the beach directly from PCH. When approaching the Pier, stay right after passing the California Incline; as traffic moves left into the McClure Tunnel, stay in the right-most lane. This will take you directly into Lot 1 North. If you need to access the Pier deck from PCH, exit left to the California Incline which will take you up to Ocean Avenue. Turn right on Ocean; the Pier bridge will be on your right in three blocks at Colorado.

By Rideshare

Many ride-share services, including industry leaders Lyft and Uber, pick up and drop off passengers in Downtown Santa Monica. If coming to the Pier, set your destination to 1550 Appian Way to be dropped off by the beach so that you avoid the congestion of Ocean Avenue and the Pier Bridge. From this area you can take the stairs or wheel-chair accessible ramps onto the Pier deck and drivers can easily exit back out to Pacific Coast Highway and I-10.

By Train

The Metro Expo Line runs from 7th/Metro Center in Downtown Los Angeles to the Downtown Santa Monica Station, located at 4th and Colorado Ave. The total trip takes approximately 46 minutes – a fast, economically, and environmentally-friendly alternative to the I-10 Santa Monica Freeway. Regular adult fare on the Metro is $1.75 and includes two hours of free transfers. Trains run every 10 minutes at peak times, 12 minutes off-peak, and 20 minutes early mornings and late nights. For more information, visit

To walk to the Santa Monica Pier from the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Station, head west on Colorado Avenue, cross over Ocean Ave, and walk down the Pier bridge. It’s approximately a 10- minute walk from the station to the Park.

By Bus

Big Blue Bus
Santa Monica’s mass transportation service, has service to the Pier on Bus 8 Downtown Santa Monica / UCLA.
The stop is at Ocean and Colorado. At the nearby Civic Center stop, you can catch buses 9 Pacific Palisades / Downtown Santa Monica, 2 Wilshire Blvd, and 5 Culver City / Downtown Santa Monica. On 4th street buses 7 Koreatown / Downtown Santa Monica and 3 Aviation / LAX make stops for both their standard and rapid services. Local trips are $1.25 each way. Find up-to-date times and schedules at

The Los Angeles metropolitan transportation system that encompasses 100 miles of light rail lines and over 2,000 buses spanning a 1,500 square mile service area. Metro Bus 534 Downtown Santa Monica / Trancas Canyon stops at Colorado and Ocean. On 4th street you can catch the Metro Rapid 720 all the way to Downtown LA via Wilshire. Metro Buses are $1.75 one way or $7 to ride all day. See schedules, other bus routes servicing Santa Monica and a handy trip planner at

By Foot

The Pier is centrally located in Santa Monica and easily accessible on foot from all hotels in Downtown Santa Monica, as well as Santa Monica Place and the Third Street Promenade. Simply look towards the sea and walk
until you get to Ocean Avenue. You will be able to see the Ferris wheel and Pier.

To walk to the Pier from Downtown, the best path is to walk under the historic Santa Monica Pier and Yacht Harbor sign at Ocean and Colorado and down the Pier bridge.

If you are on Main Street or coming from hotels and other destinations along Pico, head towards the beach and take Ocean Front Walk. This meandering pathway leads past ocean-front cafes, hotels, and the historical Muscle Beach to the back side of the Pier which is accessible by a number of stairways and wheel-chair accessible ramps.

By Bike

The Santa Monica Pier is within easy cycling distance from anywhere along the southern California coast!

Take the Marvin Braude Bike Trail – also known as The Strand – which is a paved path that runs 22 miles
(35 kilometers) along the shore from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades all the way south to Torrance County Beach. Bikes are allowed on the Pier.

Optional Networking Opportunity

After the event, you are welcome to join us at Lanea for lunch.  This restaurant is walking distance from the pier.

NOTE: This is NOT a PMI-LA event and the chapter will NOT be covering costs for meals and beverages.

Questions, Suggestions, Volunteer Inquiries

Contact the Social Impact Team at 


Photo Disclaimer

Upon participating in any PMI event, you are agreeing to allow PMI to use your likeness for use in its promotional material including their websites.

Postponement / Cancellation

Please refer to the Cancellation Policy section of the FAQ page

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


It is no longer possible to register for this event

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Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills , Technical = Ways of Working, Strategy = Business Acumen, Agile

Date: April 20th, 2024

Hour: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

PDUs: 0


Students and Military: Free

Members: Free

Non members: Free


Santa Monica North Beach - Pier

1500 Appian Way
Santa Monica, California, 90401

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