Habitat Restoration: We have removed stream barriers and trash, and replaced invasive plants with native vegetation.
Heal the Bay Protects Animals
Whether you are a dedicated SCUBA diver, or simply enjoy fresh seafood for dinner, we all have reason to protect the marine life that lives in Southern California’s waters. Unfortunately, fish, marine mammals and other marine life face serious threats on a daily basis. Trash and chemicals threaten marine life, some fish are overfished to unsustainable levels, and certain industries can destroy habitats and kill animals.
What Heal the Bay is Doing Now
We all need to protect our oceans, for the enjoyment and safety of people who visit our beaches, and for the health of our ecosystems and the animals that live in them. That's why we need your help to support Marine Protected Areas, which are certain ecologically-rich places in the ocean in which fishing is limited or restricted. The ocean also faces other threats, like open ocean water intakes, toxic pollutants and plastic trash, which is an obvious eyesore but also can kill or harm marine life.
It's not enough to just save an individual animal, though. We also need to preserve the habitats those animals depend on. When we restore terrestrial and riparian habitats, we help populations of native plants and animals, which is also why we need to preserve open space.
By introducing and supporting important legislation, advocating for regulations that protect marine life, and by getting dirty in the field to conduct valuable research and restore threatened habitats, we can all protect the plants and animals that call the Santa Monica Bay home.