WHAT: Southern California’s leading environmental group celebrated 25 years of healing the bay with a gala under the stars on Santa Monica Beach. Nearly 1,000 guests dug their toes in the sand and enjoyed open-air mingling, sustainable fine dining and a special performance by singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan.
WHERE: The Jonathan Club
WHEN: It took place on Thursday, May 20th. The following pictures are courtesy of Heal The Bay.
WHO: Among the notables attending the beach-chic party: Heal the Bay board members and actresses Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Smart; TV personalities Chad Lowe, Dule Hill, Hall Sparks, Donna Mills, Shay Mitchell, Kali Hawk and Lindsay Wagner; trailblazing surf legend PT Townend; state legislators Fran Pavley and Julia Brownley; former California Speaker of the House Willie Brown and philanthropists Tom Unterman, Mark Attanasio and Kelly Meyer.
This year’s “Bring Back the Beach” honorees included actor-director Nicolas Cage, a key supporter of Heal the Bay; corporate partner The Walt Disney Co., and longtime board members Luann Laval Williams and Jack Baylis
MORE: Heal the Bay is a Santa Monica-based environmental group dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe, clean and healthy for people and marine life.