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Cleaning our oceans one swell at a time

La Mer Maids is a volunteer-run non-profit making the world a better place by cleaning where we live and inspiring others through example and education.

We currently operate out of six different ports in Southern California.

How You Can Get Involved

Donate to support our cleanups or contact usΒ to get involved.

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4 weeks ago
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We went out of Marina del Rey on Tuesday and removed 29 balloons from the Santa Monica Bay. It was hot, so a couple mermaids had to jump in. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
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La Mer Maids and Ray's Hope - Rescue to Rescue - teamed up today ... three veterans, two birthdays, nine balloons, and more dolphins than you would ever imagine made our Ventura to Anacapa trip a Labor Day to remember. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Yesterday was a beautiful day to be on a boat. New Mermaids Gabby and Samira did all the work of collecting trash but we reaped the rewards. Two pods of Bottlenose Dolphins, two pods of Common Dolphins, and two Mola Molas, one with a bite out of his face. We recovered three Mylar balloons, two large pieces of cardboard and plastic, and several wrappers along the way. Then, Gabby and Samira rallied all of us to jump in the water (not everyone all at once, of course). Except Captain Zeus, who was very stressed and wanted us all back on the boat. Diane Alps, David Essex, and Jo Brown got awesome videos and pictures of the day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice pictures!!

2 months ago
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The Mer Maids don't just pick up trash, we also try to live sustainably. This compostable phone case arrived today from Pela Case . ... See MoreSee Less

The Mer Maids dont just pick up trash, we also try to live sustainably. This compostable phone case arrived today from Pela Case .

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2 months ago
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Sunday was a great day to pick up trash in San Pedro with Paddle out plastic ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
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Tues Mer Maids trip out of Redondo, a short trip but so great to be out on the water. Picked up a Disney balloon, and were treated to two large pods of common dolphin plus three pods of bottlenose dolphin. Great day! Mer Maids were Jo, me, Capt Pattie. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you!

Mer’s rock!! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌβ€ΌοΈπŸ’™

3 months ago
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Thursday La Mer Maids boat trip! Water was a bit choppy but still glorious. It was a light trash but heavy dolphin day - everywhere we went common dolphins came to play. Funniest trash was a container of Whoop Ass Catfish Bait. It was empty, so we were unable to whoop any catfish ass.
Crew today was Jo, Laura, Capt Pattie and me.
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In 2022,
we have collected:

Pieces of trash

Miles

Balloons

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Cleaning our oceans takes us all. Clean where you live and let us know how you’re helping.
We look forward to your help in spreading our mission around the world.

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Los Angeles, California

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info@lamermaids.org