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October 25, 2008

Dorothy Green obituary: The obituary of environmental activist Dorothy Green in the Oct. 14 Section A said that she established the grass-roots group Heal the Bay after hearing how her brother had been splattered with sewage from an open drain at Marina del Rey's Ballona Creek, which runs into Santa Monica Bay. Accounts of how Green first learned of the pollution in the bay vary, but according to author Bill Sharpsteen, the person who first drew her attention to the problem was schoolteacher and environmentalist Howard Bennett, whose campaign to reduce the contamination started a movement and led Green to create Heal the Bay. Sharpsteen's research for an as-yet-unpublished book on the bay's cleanup included interviews with Bennett and Green.

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