SEA Lab in Redondo Beach gets a facelift
by Lauren Diethelm
The SEA Lab has been teaching Redondo residents about marine life and conservation for over 10 years, and on Saturday the community gave a little back.
Boeing, in collaboration with the L.A. Conservation Corps, brought down 100 volunteers to give the Lab a well-deserved facelift in honor of its Global Month of Service.
Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi welcomed the volunteers and thanked them all for coming out to help.
“It’s a really great cause,” he said, “and it’s awesome to see these guys [Boeing and the Corps] come together to work for it.”
“It’s mostly a beautification effort today; we’re touching up paint, doing some landscaping; they’re also building a bench inside, and there’s a group down on the beach doing a beach clean-up,” SEA Lab Director Brent Scheiwe said.
He’s been directing the SEA Lab for around five years, and this is the second time he’s worked with Boeing in a clean-up effort.
“They’re awesome” he said. “They’re really upbeat and really productive; they do a great job.”
Helping a trio of girls who looked about eight years old to scrape paint off the wall was Darrell Huntley, vice president of the Satellite Development Center in El Segundo.
He’s worked with the Corps before during Global Service Month, which he explained happens in July because it’s Boeing’s birthday month.
“Yep, we’ll be a hundred soon,” Huntley said with a laugh, “but really, it’s a chance to give back, and the Corps is really great about leading us to where we’re needed. That’s how we ended up down here today, and honestly we’re just doing whatever needs to be done.”