Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags at Risk

California is poised to be the first state to institute a statewide ban on toxic single-use plastic bags, but the bill, AB298, is being buried in a procedural move in Sacramento, despite massive popular support from their constituents.

With only a few days left in the process, you can have a positive impact by contacting our representatives to urge them to pass the bill now.

Please CLICK HERE to use this easy 2-step online petition kindly provided by our friends at the Surfrider Foundation to stand up for the millions of marine animals who can’t vote!


Big Plastic Targets Dana Point

The common sense initiative to ban single use plastic bags in Dana Point is now under attack from the “Big Plastic” conglomerate.

The measure received overwhelming 4-1 support in City Council recently. Now, at the last minute, the American Chemistry Council–the lobbyist group for plastic bag manufacturers–has fired up its political machine and is pressuring our City Council to flip-flop and defeat this important environmental protection act. Continue reading

RH Dana Elementary Students 2011 Catalina Trip

Once again, a donation from the Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society helped sponsor a weekend trip to Catalina for the 5th graders at R. H. Dana Elementary School.


RH Dana Students on Catalina Island, 2011

Did they enjoy the fun-filled educational experience? Here’s what some of the kids had to say…. Continue reading

Neighborhood Cleanup Day in Dana Point

by Bob Fairbanks

The fifth annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day in Dana Point was a happy event. Youngsters from R.H. Dana Elementary School were joined by more than 100 other volunteers to help clean up Dana Point’s Lantern Village, our Town Center and the harbor area on a sunny day in April.

The volunteers came from near and far. Not just our locals, but college students from Riverside and San Bernardino came to help. So did our city’s Environmental Department and the South Coast Water District. Continue reading

Neighborhood Cleanup Day 2010

April 17, 2010 brought our 5th Annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day. And what a day it was!

Kids from RH Dana Elementary School joined groups from Dana Hills High School, UC Riverside, Chaffee College as well as a good number of local volunteers, the City of Dana Point’s Environmental Dept., and of course, the great folks from the South Coast Water District. Continue reading

Membership 2010

As the New Year quickly unfolds we would like to remind you that our commitment to helping children and their parents understand the fragile ecosystem surrounding our community is still strong and ongoing.

We need your continued participation and donation to extend our efforts.

Your minimum $25 membership helps fund what we are able to give 5th grade classes for their Earth-Science programs and other local programs. Continue reading