The awards event will take place on May 23 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. The other recipient will be KROQ, the alternative rock music radio station.
Kuehl, whose 3rd District includes West Hollywood, has a long history of collaboration with Heal the Bay, starting with her days as a state senator. “Under her fearless leadership in public office, she has made the L.A. region more environmentally healthy and sustainable,” Heal the Bay said in an announcement of the awards. “She protected the long-term health of the local coastline by co-authoring legislation that created the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission in 2002. Last year, she championed Measure W, a ballot measure that will generate $330 million annually to fund projects that capture stormwater, treat runoff and replenish our local water supply. Measure W passed with a huge 69% majority. This crucial progress toward sustainable water would not have been possible without the leadership and vision of Supervisor Kuehl.”
“KROQ Has given a steady stream of support to Heal the Bay over nearly three decades,” says the announcement. “As the region’s leading alternative rock music purveyor, KROQ has connected millions of music listeners and concert-goers to the shoreline, to their watershed and to each other. Driven by an unrivaled dedication to the Los Angeles community and culture, KROQ has contributed $1 million to Heal the Bay’s local science-based programs since 1992. Proceeds generated from KROQ Weenie Roast and benefit concerts fund Heal the Bay’s work surrounding plastic pollution, climate change, contaminated seafood and beach safety.”
The awards event, now in its second decade, will welcome 1,000 guests to celebrate on the sand, and under the stars, in support of thriving oceans and healthy watersheds. Group tables and individual tickets are available online at www.healthebay.org/bbb.